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Tomato & Cucumber Salad


The liquid drained off the tomatoes and cucumbers in this salad is itself quite tasty. Mr. Solomonov uses it to flavor Martinis.

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  • 1 pound vine-ripe tomatoes, core and seeds removed, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 1/2 pounds English cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine tomatoes, cucumbers and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and let rest 15 minutes. Drain off any liquid that accumulates in bowl.

To serve, dress salad with lemon juice and oil. Serve at room temperature


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