(Afghani Salad)

May: National Salad Month

As the weather begins to get warmer, we like to have a refreshing, cooling salad as a side dish to our main meal. This Afghani salata is simple and so quick to make with ingredients we frequently have on hand already: tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cilantro and lemon. It reminds us of a lighter tabbouleh and a milder pico de gallo. During National Salad Month, make this Afghani style salata.


(Adapted from Yep Recipes)


  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • Handful of cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Diced the tomatoes. Peel and dice the cucumber. Chop the onions and cilantro leaves. Place in a bowl.

Squeeze the lemon juice over the bowl. Mix everything well. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or within 12 hours to retain its freshness. Refrigerate if desired.