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Israeli Salad

No wonder this is the quintessential salad from Israel. Even though half of the country is desert, Israel has some amazing produce. Its oranges, mangos and tomatoes are among the finest in the world. I used to buy Israeli salad all the time, because it's so good, so healthy for you and so refreshing. But I always felt guilty when I got to the checkout line, because it's so expensive. That was before I knew how easy it was to make it yourself. Now I just buy tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and return home with zero guilt!


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 10 min


4 Servings


  • 2 Kirby or 3 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, veins removed, diced
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered, or 1 beefsteak tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro or additional parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes, lemon juice, oil, parsley, salt and pepper in medium-sized salad bowl and mix well.
  2. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, garnish salad with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER


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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




9 Responses to Israeli Salad

  1. avatar says: crbc

    This recipe says to peel the cucumbers but if you look at the picture they are not. I’ve never peeled the Persian or hot house cucumbers to make Israeli salad.

  2. Thank-you!

  3. avatar says: surita


  4. For a long time my 19-year-old daughter has complained that my Israeli salad has no taste and that I should find a different recipe. Recently, I discovered your Website and searched for your recipe. My family loved it, but they felt that I should use half the amount of black pepper and double the amount of salt. Thank you very much for enhancing my Shabbos meal. It looks like I’ll be using your Website more often.

    • oh Annette – its a simple oldie (as in classic :-) but goodie – glad you agree! Shalom to you!

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