Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you've had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even a good old Southern tomato salad, you already have an inkling of refreshingly delicious this is going to be.
approximately 4 cups chopped tomatoesthis can be a mix of regular, heirloom, and cherries.
2heaped Tbsp chopped fresh chives
2heaped Tbsp chopped fresh mint
2heaped Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
1/4cupfresh lime juice
salt and pepper
Slice the onion in 1/4 inch slices, and then cut the slices in half to make manageable sized pieces. Soak the onions in cold water for at least 15 minutes while you assemble the rest of the salad. This helps reduce the sharpness of the onion.
Cut the cucumbers in half the long way, and then into 1 inch chunks. Add to a large shallow salad bowl along with the tomatoes and fresh herbs. Drain and add the onions.
Whisk the dressing together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss the salad with the dressing and serve immediately. (You may not need all of the dressing.)
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/shirazi-salad-persian-cucumber-tomato-salad-recipe/ July 19, 2018