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Persian Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Recipe by Omid Roustaei

Ingredients

  • 4 diced tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Dressing:1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

  • Start by building the dressing. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add mint and parsley. Cut the cucumber, tomatoes (peeling optional), and green onions and add to the bowl.
  • Allow to sit for at least an hour before serving.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 80
  Calories from Fat 61 (76%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(24%)Sodium 587mg
(6%)Potassium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(2%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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