If you’re making a bunch of other middle eastern meats and you want a simple veggie dish to go with it, this Lebanese tomato cucumber salad with mint and sumac is the perfect partner. It really hits the spot with a light, fresh, summery flavour to contrast the meatier dishes that are associated with the area.

Vegan Keto Lebanaese Cucumber Tomato Salad with Sumac and Mint Recipe


  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons dried sumac
  • Flaky sea salt (like Maldon or Fleur de sel and freshly ground freshly ground black pepper), to taste
  • 4 cups cucumber, cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 cups tomatoes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced into thin half-moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 leaves fresh mint, torn or chopped


  1. Whisk together garlic, mint, sumac, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in the fridge until ready to use.

  2. In a large salad bowl, add cucumber, tomatoes, and onion. When you're around 30 minutes to 1 hour away from serving, pour the dressing vegetables evenly and toss well to coat. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve as a side dish for your favourite middle eastern dishes, like kofta kabobs or shawarma.

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