​Simple Shirazi Salad Recipe

February 17, 2020

Simple Shirazi Salad (Recipe)


✅ 3 Roma tomatoes, small diced

✅ ​​1 English cucumber (or 4 small Persian cucumbers), small diced

✅ 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped onions (red or yellow onions will work here)

✅ 1/2 green bell pepper (optional), chopped into small pieces

✅ 2 to 3 tbsp EACH chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, and dill

✅ 1 tbsp dried mint (or 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint)

✅ Salt and pepper

✅ Sumac, to taste (optional)

✅ Juice of 2 large limes (4 tbsp)

✅ 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1️⃣ Place diced tomatoes for a few minutes in a colander to release excess liquid. (I don’t remove the seeds, so this step helps.)

2️⃣ In a large bowl, place the diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and bell peppers.

3️⃣ To flavor, add fresh herbs, dried mint, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Add sumac (I started with 1 tsp). Finally, add lime juice, and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Toss to combine.

4️⃣ If you have the time, cover and chill this salad in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour for best taste.


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