Israeli Tomato And Cucumber Salad With Pita Bread Israeli Tomato And Cucumber Salad With Pita Bread

Israeli Tomato And Cucumber Salad With Pita Bread

Try this with a number of toppings that you can mix and match, or just choose one: hummus, baba ganoush, tahini. Though it isn't traditional, I like to make pita sandwiches filled with this salad and chive cream cheese for the morning.

Israeli Tomato And Cucumber Salad With Pita Bread
Eve Turow for NPR

Makes 6 servings

3 medium tomatoes, cubed into bite-size pieces

1 large cucumber, preferably with skin thin enough not to peel such as an English cucumber, cubed into bite-size pieces

4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts, or 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 bell pepper (optional)

Combine all ingredients, stirring to evenly distribute lemon juice and olive oil. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with slices of warm pita bread.