This is one of the most popular salads at the Iranian dinner table. It is named after one of Iran’s historical, magical and beautiful cities, Shiraz. A very simple salad, if you add cilantro instead of mint and add jalapeno, it would be Pico de Gallo, a Mexican salad. If you skip the mint, add olives and feta cheese, it would be Greek salad!
Salad Shirazi • سالاد شیرازی
Recipe by: Fae’s Twist & Tango (fae-magazine.com)
• 2 Persian cucumbers (200 gr/ 7 oz) -or- English cucumber
• 2 medium tomatoes (200 gr/ 7 oz)
• 70 gr/ 2.5 oz red onion
• ½ tsp dried mint leaves
• salt and ground black pepper to taste
• 1~2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• a sprig or two of fresh mint for garnish (optional)
◊ Cut cucumber (with or without peel), tomatoes, red onion into 1cm cubes and place them in a small salad bowl.
◊ Sprinkle with dried mint, salt, pepper, lime juice, olive oil and stir. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
~ Noushe jan! • نوش جان ~
♦ This post was originally published on 2013/11/13 under title International Salad Bar
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