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Classic Israeli Salad (Pareve)

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Israel Salad

Israel Salad

Giora Shimoni
Israeli salad, finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers topped with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, is light, healthy and fresh tasting.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 scallions
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper


1. Chop the vegetables into small pieces. The secret to a really good Israeli salad is finely chopped vegetables.
2. Immediately before serving, season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. (Israelis tend to sprinkle on quite a bit of salt)


1. To add color to the salad, use some red pepper, some green pepper and some yellow pepper rather than just a red pepper.
2. Use fresh lemon juice to give full fresh flavor to the salad.


Serve this salad fresh.
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 5 out of 5
Colourful fresh salad, Member Lesley007

This salad is, indeed a staple in my home, too but an Israeli salad comes into its own in mid-summer when tomatoes are fresh from the garden and there are herbs to pluck. I vary the herb - I grow basil in my patio garden and like to tear it up into the salad instead of dill. A deviation from the classic but delicious.

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