Middle Eastern Recipes, Salads, Sides and Appetizers

Arabic Chopped Salad (Salata Arabiyeh)

Lots of freshly cut vegetables with juicy lemon.

A bowl full of freshly cut vegetables that are chopped into fine cubes.
Fewer calories and more strength!

Your New Favorite Salad

This is a traditional Middle Eastern salad that many prefer to eat as a side dish.

These days, people are familiar with many kinds of different salads. One of the easiest to make is this Arabic Chopped Salad. All you need to do is get some fresh vegetables, wash them thoroughly, chop, and enjoy!

It is perfect for hot summer days when you’re looking for a refreshing bite to cool you down.

If you are not a big fan of salads, I’m sure that this Arabic chopped salad will change things up and be everything you’ve ever wanted. Just looking at the vibrant colors of the vegetables will make you hungry, and the seasonings used, such as sumac, make it even better!

Delicious sumac spices on freshly cut vegetables that are chopped up to perfection.
My healthy future begins now!

The Joy of Serving Others

This Salata Arabiyeh is such an easy salad to assemble for a gathering or a busy day. It is my favorite salad during the month of Ramadan since it is light on the stomach. It can be served next to Chicken Maqluba (Flipped Upside Down), Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Chicken Mandi, or even Ouzi Rice With Ground Beef.

Along with this salad, there are a few other dishes that will be on every Iftar table, such as Lentil Soup (Shorbet Adas), Lebanese Fried Kibbeh Recipe, and Crispy Cheese Borek (Turkish Cheese Rolls).

Chopped Arabic Salad to die for with colorful vegetables and fruits.
Just perfect!

Simple Suggestions for Salad Enthusiasts

A salad that has all the colors soothing to the eye, and tasty to your belly. It is an unbelievable finely chopped salad.
Filled to the brim with all the colors of the earth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What culture does salad come from?

Ancient Greeks and Romans were the first known people to create salads.

Is it alright to keep leftover salad for the next day?

Although it is better to serve this Arabic Chopped Salad fresh, if you still have some leftovers, you can always store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

What makes a salad better?

Always pick fresh vegetables. Choose the proper kind of greenery, and add a healthy amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice with lots of sumac and olive oil.

A crazy Arabic Chopped Salad filled with generously cut pieces of equal sizes from different fruits and vegetables.
Here is the golden rule for salads: do not forget the dressing.


Here is everything you might need for this recipe:

Tomatoes: Remove the tomato core with a sharp knife, then cut it in half, and continue cutting it into the desired size.

Cucumber: Make sure to choose from ones with no spongy spots. Cut them into small cubes.

For the Dressing:

Lots of lime juice with sumac and freshly cut vegetables and fruits. Easy to make and fast to take.
Dig in!

Steps for this Extraordinary Salad

A healthy Arabic Salad mixed perfectly.
So appetizing!

Other Must Try Recipes:

Ezme (Turkish Salad)

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Tender Grilled Steak Kebabs

Oven Baked Chicken Skewers

Tabbouli Salad Recipe (Tabbouleh)

Coconut Chicken Curry

Middle Eastern Spiced Baked Chicken

Mafroukeh Truffles

Small Batch 10 Minute Dough

Lentil Soup (Shorbet Adas)

Lots of freshly cut vegetables with juicy lemon.

Arabic Chopped Salad

Arabic Chopped salad is a delicious salad that can be made during the month of Ramadan. It is light on the stomach and can be served next to any dish of your choice. Give it a try today!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course party meal, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 3 large radishes
  • 1 Romain heart
  • green onion
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ½ large cucumber or 3 small Persian Cucumbers


  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Chop everything finely.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients together and add to your chopped vegetables.


  • First of all, the key is to chop everything into nice little cubes for better results. You can always add any kind of vegetables of your liking. Like: carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, or red onion. 
  • Always make sure that the vegetables are completely dry for better flavor. Wet ingredients will not allow the dressing to stick properly to the vegetables.
  • Last, you can add seeds and nuts as a great salad topper. Don’t forget, you can adjust the salt and lemon juice to your liking.
Keyword Arabic Salad, healthy salad, Middle Eastern
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One thought on “Arabic Chopped Salad (Salata Arabiyeh)

  1. Candice says:

    5 stars
    Amazing simple salad, great with everything !

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