SALAD SHIRAZI | PERSIAN CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD
 
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Serves: 4-5 side salads
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Persian
Ingredients
  • 3 small Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, unpeeled
  • 3 ripe, firm Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ medium red onion
  • 2 TBSP thinly sliced sweet or hot green pepper (no seeds)
  • 3 TBSP roughly chopped fresh cilantro (may also use fresh parsley, dill, or mint instead)
  • DRESSING:
  • ⅓ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tsp fine lime zest
  • 3 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice (about one medium lime)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
Instructions
  1. Dice the cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion into small cubes. Add to a medium bowl.
  2. Remove the seeds from the green pepper and slice very thin. Add to the bowl.
  3. Add the chopped cilantro.
  4. In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  5. Add to the salad ingredients. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Notes
You may prepare and combine the vegetables a few hours ahead and refrigerate without adding the dressing. Toss the vegetables with the dressing right before serving. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.

UPDATE: For a delicious change try substituting fresh shallots for the red onions in this recipe and see which one you like better.
Recipe by Persian Mama at https://persianmama.com/cucumber-tomato-salad/