Tomato Salad, Ethiopian Style

Tomato Salad, Ethiopian Style

IHCCThis week it's all about raw food at IHCC and in keeping with the idea of trying new tomato recipes I chose an Ethiopian Style Tomato Salad. It's super-simple to make and tastes great. Next time I will halve the amount of chile for a more balanced flavour. Chilling the salad for half an hour gives you the perfect time-slot to have a beer and fry up some Bratw├╝rste.

And what's more, Ethiopia is the current theme at Joanne's Regional Recipes, so I can send this one over to her .

Tomato Salad, Ethiopian Style

Source: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman


3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 Tbsp minced jalapeno chile, or more or less to taste
1 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large tomatoes, cored and coarsly chopped


Put the lemon juice, onion, jalapeno and turmeric into a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the tomatoes and toss to coat.

Chill for up to 30 minutes, then taste and adjust the seasoning and serve.


Debinhawaii said...

You and I were on the same page this week with this one. Such a simple and nicely-flavored salad and perfect for Raw Foods week at IHCC & Regional Recipes.

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for this entry! This tomato salad looks so incredibly tasty, especially for how simple the ingredient list is!

Mary said...

What a simple and lovely salad. I really have to try this one. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joanna said...

I'm always looking for reasons to use tumeric, a spice I love, but that languishes in the cabinet most of the time! Thanks for posting this for Raw Foods week!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

We've been heavy duty into panzanella these days and this would be a lovely alternative.

Jeanne said...

Perfect way to use up all the surplus fresh tomatoes! Sounds excellent.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Great choice - I am so looking forward to trying this when summer comes around and I can get fresh tomatoes again.

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful meal between this gorgeous tomato salad and the bratwurst! Great way to double up for IHCC and Regional Recipes:-)

mimicooks said...

What a perfect salad now that the local tomatoes are so ripe and delicious. I'll have to make this one for sure!