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Tunisian cucumber salad

Tunisian cucumber salad

Walk through any souk/vegetable market in Tunisia and you'll find bins of tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions- the three main ingredients that make up a "Tunisian" salad. You might be thinking to yourself, "that looks like a Greek salad" and it's certainly quite similar, though it doesn't include feta cheese or oregano. This salad is often served with olives and finished off with a healthy glug of olive oil. Finally, it's more likely to be eaten with a hunk of crusty baguette rather than a fork. Some variations include the addition of mint or green apple (with the olives omitted)-- the possibilities are endless! 



Ingredients (Serves ~4):

4-6 tomatoes

½  an onion

1 cucumber

⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ cup chopped fresh  mint

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tsp white vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Olives, optional



Clean and chop all of your vegetables and herbs.

Place all of your vegetables in a mixing bowl, add the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and  mix well.

Lastly, add your mint and parsley and give one last light toss. Place in the serving dish and garnish with fresh black olives. Serve with fresh baguette.



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