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Simple Shirazi Salad Recipe (Salad Shirazi)

Refreshing Shirazi Salad recipe with cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers and fresh herbs. Deliciously citrusy and fresh, this fresh loaded cucumber salad is the perfect side to any main meal, especially in hot summer days.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 long cucumber cut in cubes
  • 1 large pink tomato cut in cubes
  • 1 red pepper cut in cubes
  • 3 shallots cut in circles
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil leaves minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin

Instructions

  • Wash all vegetables under cold water, peel as needed. Then cut cucumber, tomato and red pepper in small cubes. Place in a large salad bowl.
  • Then mince fresh mint, basil and parsley leaves and add to salad bowl. Slice shallots in circles and add to salad as well. Squeeze some lemon/lime juice and pour olive oil.
  • Give the salad a good stir and let sit for 10 minutes in the fridge (covered with a cloth/lid or large plate). Letting the salad sit still for a while allows the ingredients to blend well, thus it becomes much more flavorful. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: 
  1. Sumac spice
  2. Ground pepper
  3. Grape juice in spite of lemon juice 
  4. Cherry tomatoes instead of large pink tomato