RECIPE: SHIRAZI SALAD – TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SALAD

Peter and I eat Persian food almost every single day and it’s always accompanied by Shirazi salad. This is a perfect summer salad because it’s so fresh. It works year round, of course, but there’s something about eating Shirazi Salad on a hot summer day. 

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SHIRAZI SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 or 4 medium cucumbers
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Dice the cucumber, tomato, and onion. Combine in a bowl. Hold your hands over the salad and rub the mint between your palms so that the oils in your skin activate the flavour.
  • Add the lime juice, season with salt and pepper, and stir gently to mix. Serve.

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