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Salata - Afghan Salad

5 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This simple salad is one I grew up with. It's so simple, and delicious to enjoy alongside rice, banjan (an Afghani eggplant dish), or curry.


(1 cup per serving)


5 min


5 min

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  • 2
    medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½
    cucumber, finely chopped
  • ¼
    medium red onion, minced
  • ½
    lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp
    dried mint leaves (optional)
  • ¼ tsp (2 g)

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  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl, toss, and enjoy!


  • The salata is best enjoyed immediately, as the salt causes the tomato and cucumber to release their water content rather quickly.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container stored in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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Madeline Kalu - Sept. 10, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

I made this tonight and it was easy, tasty, and soo fresh! A lovely side dish, especially for this time of the year! Thank you PUL team for the chance to try recipes from Afghanistan - you are spreading love and tolerance through people's kitchens for this beautiful country.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:41 a.m.

Hi Madeline! This means so much more than we can express. We're so glad the recipes are meaningful to others as well ✨🥰

Madeline - Sept. 12, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

They really are! Thanks again!

Natalia - Sept. 9, 2021, 10:57 p.m.

Love it! But couldn't resist adding a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil!

Charlotte - Sept. 9, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

Delicious and simple with the dried mint, lime juice and salt being all that you need to enhance the flavour of the other salad components. Such a great accompaniment to many dishes! My boyfriend even ate it all and he doesn't usually eat much cucumber. 🙌🏻❤

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:01 a.m.

Aw we appreciate this so much, Charlotte! So glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed the salad 🙂

JoAnn - Sept. 8, 2021, 2:29 a.m.

Super simple and delicious and can be paired with salad greens, lentils! Yum