Armenian Cucumber & Tomato Salad

May 26, 2022

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that comes together in minutes, then look no further because this is IT! My Armenian Cucumber & Tomato Salad is a light, simple, and refreshing dish that only takes a few minutes to whip up, but can be enjoyed and savored throughout the week. It’s the best! Plus, this recipe also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly, making it the perfect dish for everyone to enjoy!

A large bowl of the Armenian cucumber tomato salad, on a countertop surrounded by different ingredients

Friends, if you’ve been to my blog before, then you may know that some of my FAVORITE recipes to create and share, aside from my beloved cookie recipes, of course, are my Armenian recipes. My Armenian heritage is super special to me, and is something that I am so proud of! I could not be more proud to be first-generation Armenian-America. In fact, in my upcoming cookbook, LOVE TO EAT, I’ll be sharing a slew of my favorite Armenian recipes with you all, and I can’t wait!

Which leads me to my big news… my cookbook releases to the world on October 25th, 2022! Can you believe it?! I can’t believe that it is right around the corner, and the clock is ticking by so quickly. I recently shared the cover reveal over on my Instagram, and the book is now officially available for preorder wherever books are sold! Plus, if you do decide to preorder it, be sure to save your receipts; I’ll be rolling out preorder incentives as we get closer to the publication date!

But in the meantime, while you wait to make some of my new favorite recipes from LOVE TO EAT, you can make this salad! This recipe truly comes together in about 10 minutes, making it simple, easy, and flavorful. So, what are you waiting for? Run to your kitchen and make this salad ASAP!

And if you love a good 10 minute simple salad recipe, then you have to try a few of my OG favorites. Both my Lemony Parmesan Kale Salad and my Loaded Greek Salad come together in 10 minutes or less, and are not your average, boring salad recipes!

What You Need to Make This Simple & Delicious Armenian Salad

You need less than 10 ingredients to make this delicious salad, making it super easy to throw together!

  • Cucumbers: To make a cucumber & tomato salad, you most certainly need cucumbers! I like using Persian cucumbers because they’re smaller and crunchier, but you can use traditional English cucumbers, too!
  • Tomatoes: Of course, you need tomatoes to make this recipe! Any type of tomato will do, but I usually use cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • Mint: When it comes to Middle Eastern / Armenian cooking, mint is an absolute essential ingredient.
  • Green Onions: Fresh green onions are absolutely essential here. Don’t skip these!
  • Italian Parsley: Parsley adds brightness to this salad, and an herbaceous flavor that can’t be beat!
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is my favorite oil to use, in dressings or otherwise. It adds a serving of heart-healthy fats, and tastes absolutely delicious in this recipe!
  • Lemon: A squeeze of fresh lemon juice adds brightness and acidity to this dressing. Don’t skip it!
  • Salt: A pinch of sea salt is necessary in any good salad recipe!
  • Sumac: If you haven’t tried sumac yet, then you absolutely need to! Sumac is a member of the cashew family, and has a tart, lemony flavor that is absolutely addictive. Plus, it’s fairly high in antioxidants as well! You can find sumac at most natural grocery stores, as well as in Middle Eastern markets.
A large bowl of the Armenian Cucumber Tomato salad with a fork sticking out of it

What to Serve This Vibrant, Fresh Salad With

Traditionally, this salad is served with bread (aka “Hatz“) and cheese, or with a heartier dish like kebabs and rice. Or, you can totally opt to eat this salad on its own, as it’s filling and delicious as is!

However, if you’e looking for the more traditional experience, I recommend pairing it with my Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce for the ultimate Armenian comfort meal! And, if you’re feeing a crowd, or just love a variety of different dishes at dinner time, my Grain Free Tabouleh Salad is a perfect accompaniment!

Looking for something more simple? This recipe also pairs well with my Bulgur Salad (aka “Eech“) or my Rice Pilaf. Whichever way you decide to serve it, you truly can’t go wrong!

A large bowl of the Armenian cucumber tomato salad on a countertop with a larger bowl of the salad

How to Make This Nostalgic Armenian Salad

Making this salad could not be any easier! Simply start by chopping and preparing your veggies and herbs, and add them to a large bowl.

Then, add in your wet ingredients and toss to coat well. Once done, serve immediately, or store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment/rating below. And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations, so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod
A large bowl of the Armenian cucumber tomato salad, on a countertop surrounded by different ingredients
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

Armenian Cucumber & Tomato Salad

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious recipe that comes together in minutes, then look no further because this is IT! My Armenian Cucumber & Tomato Salad is a light, simple, and refreshing dish that only takes a few minutes to whip up, but can be enjoyed and savored throughout the week. It's the best! Plus, this recipe also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly, making it the perfect dish for everyone to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cucumbers peeled and diced
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Bunch Mint
  • 1 Bunch Green Onions both whites and greens, chopped
  • 1 Cup Italian Parsley chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Sumac

Instructions

  • Start by chopping all of your veggies and herbs, and adding them to a large bowl.
  • Next, add in your wet ingredients and toss to fully combine.
  • Serve your salad immediately, or store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Enjoy!

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