Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a delightful dish straight from the heart of Egyptian cuisine— Egyptian Tomato & Cucumber Salad, also known as Salata Baladi. This salad is a true treat for the senses, bursting with bright, refreshing flavors that are sure to satisfy the whole family.

Juicy tomatoes mingle with crisp cucumbers and a medley of fresh herbs and spices for a salad that delivers a taste of sunshine in every bite!

Not only is this salad incredibly delicious, but it’s also super simple and easy to make, making it the perfect addition to your weekly menu rotation. Whether you’re serving it up as a side dish, a topping for grilled meats, or enjoying it on its own as a light and refreshing snack, this Egyptian Tomato & Cucumber Salad is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

a bowl of Egyptian tomato & cucumber salad

Why we love Egyptian Cucumber & Tomato Salad

This Egyptian Tomato & Cucumber Salad is like a breath of fresh air on a warm spring day — it’s that refreshing! Every bite is a burst of vibrant flavor, with the crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes stealing the show.

One of the best things about this Egyptian Tomato & Cucumber Salad is just how easy and versatile it is to make. Whether you’re gluten intolerant, vegan, or an omnivore, this salad has got you covered!

Plus, there’s something about the vibrant colors, the crisp textures, and the burst of fresh flavors that just sparks joy in every bite.

cucumber, tomato, lime, cilantro, and mint to make tomato and cucumber salad

Is Egyptian Cucumber & Tomato Salad healthy?

In addition to being delicious and easy to make, this is definitely a healthy salad! Cucumbers are super high in nutrients and antioxidants, and tomatoes have the antioxidant lycopene which is super heart-healthy in addition to being rich in vitamins!

Bonus: There are no heavy dressings that are full of fat or added sugars. This salad is all-natural, super delicious, and full of nutrients to keep you fueled!

cucumber and tomato salad being stirred with a spoon

What does this salad taste like?

With a hint of acidity from the vinegar and the squeeze of lime, this salad is full of fresh and light flavor. Cucumbers and tomatoes both have slightly sweet flavors, though cucumbers are more mild, which is beautifully complemented by the acidity in the dressings.

Then, we added some dried mint to the mix. Mint is also sweet and has a lingering effect of feeling cool on the tongue, and we think it mixes amazingly with the other ingredients in this salad.

How to make Egyptian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

  1. Dice cucumbers and tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. In a large bowl add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, Italian flat leaf parsley. vinegar, lime juice, (red onion, if using) salt, and pepper. 
  3. Add dried mint leaves to the palm of your hand and rub the mint between your hands to help release the oils. Add to the salad.
  4. Toss together and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Taste and check for seasoning. 
close up image of a spoonful of tomato and cucumber salad

How to store leftovers

This salad is super simple to store. You just want to put everything in an airtight container and consume it within three days. We do not recommend freezing leftovers of this due to the water content in the cucumber and tomatoes!

More Simple Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Here are some more of our favorite healthy salad recipes to add a burst of flavor and nutrition to your meals:

  • Easy and decadent, this Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is perfect for weeknight dinners, potlucks, and more!
  • Made with fresh ingredients and a homemade tahini dressing, this Vegan Roasted Eggplant Salad makes for a tasty appetizer or a satisfying dinner.
  • Full of flavor and loaded with plant-based protein, this Southwest Salad is a crowd-pleasing recipe everyone will enjoy.
  • Zesty and refreshing, this Green Goddess Salad is a summer recipe you’ll be craving all year long.
a bowl of Egyptian tomato & cucumber salad with a spoon sticking out

Egyptian Cucumber & Tomato Salad (Salata Baladi)

5 from 11 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This staple salad is common in Egypt! It’s very simple with just a few ingredients! If you’re a fan of onions in your salad, add some red onion too!

Ingredients  

  • 2 medium English cucumbers
  • 4 small on the vine tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon dried mint
  • optional add ins: 1 small red red onion and 1 seeded jalapeño

Instructions 

  • Dice cucumbers and tomatoes into small pieces.
    2 medium English cucumbers, 4 small on the vine tomatoes
  • In a large bowl add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, Italian flat leaf parsley, vinegar, lime juice, (red onion and jalapeño, if using), salt, and pepper. 
    1 bunch of fresh Italian parsley, 1 teaspoon vinegar, juice of 1/2 a lime, 1 teaspoon salt, optional add ins: 1 small red red onion and 1 seeded jalapeño, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Rub the dried mint leaves in the palm of a hand to release the oils, and add them to the salad.
    1 Tablespoon dried mint
  • Toss together until thoroughly combined.
  • Season as desired, and serve cold.

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Notes

Note: Feel free to substitute dried mint with fresh mint.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1197IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Alia & Radwa, I made this salad yesterday and it was a huge hit with my (Egyptian) family :). I followed the recipe exactly without any changes. The dry mint is such a brilliant addition. I saved the recipe to repeat. Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    Really delish. I used 4 Persian cucumbers, otherwise followed the recipe precisely, and included red onion and jalapeño. Really good.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this at least once a week! Especially in the summer. Love to eat it next to simple meals like grilled chicken and rice. Haven’t tried adding vinegar to the dressing but will try it next time and report back!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this salad for the first time a week and a half ago and have made it 4 times since- it’s that good. It’s light and refreshing and a perfect side for any meal. This will absolutely be a go-to recipe all summer long!