Tomato Cucumber Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds, lightly crushed with the side of a knife 

1 medium shallot, finely chopped 

2 tablespoons lemon juice 

Kosher salt 

4 medium vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped 

1 seedless cucumber, chopped 

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pour the cumin oil into a large bowl and add the shallot, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and cilantro and serve immediately.

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