Timatim Salad (Tomato Salad) Recipe

Timatim Salad is a delicious and nutritious vegan/vegetarian dish originating in Ethiopia. It is a popular side dish, consisting of tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, and spices.

Timatim salad is easy to make and is usually served cold or chilled. This flavorful dish is just as healthy as it is tasty; tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, while the onions provide dietary fiber.

Timatim Salad (Tomato Salad) Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: Side Dish, Vegetarian, VeganCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate

There are two versions of this Timatim (tomato) Salad recipe. One with pieces of Injera, and the other, without. Berbere and jalapeño peppers are the key ingredients, so the salad will have a little bit of a kick to it.


  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 3 tbsp vinegar

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)

  • 2 tsp berbere

  • Salad
  • 4 large tomatoes

  • 1 finely chopped onion

  • 2 chopped and de-seeded jalapeño peppers

  • 2 pieces of injera (torn into small pieces)


  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the chopped vegetables (and injera, if you wish).


  • Serve chilled.

Ingredients And Equipment

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