Spicy Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber, Mint, and Parsley Salad


  • 3 medium ripe fresh red tomatoes
  • ½ English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and finely sliced
  • ½ cup tightly packed coarsely chopped purslane or arugula
  • 2 scallions, including most of the green, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tightly packed coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or savory
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 2 to 4 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely diced
    • 2 tablespoons capers, preferably salt-packed, rinsed well and drained (optional)
    • 3 tablespoons fruity extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Pinch of sumac (optional)

1. Salad: Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise and squeeze lightly to remove the seeds. With a serrated knife, dice the tomatoes and transfer to a strainer to drain. In a salad bowl, mix together the cucumber, greens, scallions, herbs, jalapeños, and capers. Add the tomatoes. 2. Dressing: To mak...

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