I must be retarded because I can't figure out how to make this work. I mean, obviously it tastes like cucumber and tomatoes and lemon juice and parsley, but is that all it's supposed to taste like? Should I be putting a buttload of salt on it?
The secret ingredient in these types of salads is sumac. You won't see it in any recipe (damned if I know why) but its unique flavor is the key to the REAL stuff. Tart and flavorful but not overpowering.
Find a place that sells it (any Arabic grocery, or Amazon otherwise). Then equal parts ground sumac and warm water (AKA 2 teaspoons of each) and let that sit 10-15min before you mix that into your dressing.
And then enjoy the good shit.
>falling for the co opted jew name
>even jewish food historians admit they stole it from other middle eastern cultures.
Basically every country or region from that part of the world has a version of a chopped tomato and cucumber salad.
Its supposed to taste fresh, i figure its supposed to be a nice cooling salad, put a little salt in there and a little pepper along with the lemon juice, but for the most part let the veg and herbs do the talking.