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Indian tomato salad flat lay.

Tomato Salad with Cumin and Lime

Safiya | FeastwithSafiya
Tomatoes marinated with cumin, lime, cilantro, and chili pepper makes a great refreshing salad or a side dish for summer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad, Salad Dressing, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 39 kcal


  • 3 large ripe vine tomatoes , or 10-15oz cherry tomatoes

Salad Dressing

  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin , preferably freshly ground in mortar & pestle
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper , preferably freshly ground
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder , optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro , more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt , or to taste


Prepare Dressing

  • In a mixing bowl whisk together ground cumin, olive oil, lime juice, Kashmiri chili powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Set the dressing aside.

Prepare Tomato Salad

  • Wash the tomatoes thoroughly under running water and dry them. Slice them into ¼-inch circles or your desired cut and size.
  • Place the sliced tomatoes on a platter. Drizzle the whisked dressing on sliced tomatoes. Let the dressing soak for a minute.
  • Serve immediately or cover, then refrigerate for up to 30 minutes before serving.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 19mg
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