Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad with Sumac

Today is the
first of Lent when we commemorate the 40 days of Jesus Christ’s fasting. It’s our
time to practice self-discipline, renew our purpose in life, and exercise
self-control in regard to our appetites.

With that in
mind, The Armenian Kitchen will post recipes for those who wish to avoid meat,
fish, dairy products or eggs in the coming weeks.
Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad with Sumac

Lenten recipe is …

Tomato, Onion and Cucumber
Salad with Sumac

Yields 2 to 3

Salad Ingredients:

1 pint grape tomatoes,
cut in half lengthwise
3 Persian
cucumbers, or 1 long seedless cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then into ½ circles
1 small sweet
onion (such as Vidalia), thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped

1/2 to 1 tsp. finely
ground sumac (sold in Middle Eastern stores)
1 Tbsp. lemon
juice (lime juice may be substituted)
2 to 3 Tbsp.
olive oil
Salt and
pepper to taste

1. In a large
bowl, place the salad ingredients.
2. In a
smaller bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.
3. Pour
the dressing onto the vegetables, and toss gently to coat.
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