Tomato, Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Cumin Salt

Serving Size: 8
Total Time:


  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 Tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 2.25 Pound tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 Pound cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


1. In a skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderately high heat until fragrant, 30 seconds; transfer to a mortar and let cool. Add the salt and grind to a coarse powder.

2. In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the cumin salt over the salad and toss. Serve the salad on a platter.