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
Place diced tomatoes for a few minutes in a colander to release excess liquid. (I don’t remove the seeds, so this step helps.)
In a large bowl, place the diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and bell peppers.
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.
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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