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Tomato, Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Cumin Salt

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Tomato, Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Cumin Salt

Tomato, Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Cumin Salt
John Kernick
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Only slightly more involved than Andreas Viestad's supersimple tomato salad , this version is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. A sprinkling of toasted cumin seeds ground with salt gives the summery salad a warm depth of flavor. Any leftover cumin salt is terrific on grilled chicken or roasted potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon(s) cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) coarse sea salt
  • 2 1/4 pound(s) tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 pound(s) cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderately high heat until fragrant, 30 seconds; transfer to a mortar and let cool. Add the salt and grind to a coarse powder.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the cumin salt over the salad and toss. Serve the salad on a platter.