Salad Shirazi is a simple and bright Persian salad that’s loaded with dried mint, lemon juice and olive oil. The dried mint is what truly distinguishes this salad. It’s the perfect side dish as it’s citrusy mild flavoured dressing complements the main course without becoming too filling.
Shirazi means from Shiraz, which is a beautiful city in Iran. This is the salad I grew up with and my mom always made sure to serve it on dinner parties. It’s great and so easy to make when you are making it for yourself as you don’t need many ingredients. BUT imagine having to serve a big portion of this salad for 20+ people… let just say my mom wasn’t really happy about the chopping part but the moment a spoonful of this salad touched her mouth – she forgot all about it. That’s how tasty it is 😉 Hope you enjoy it, Bon Shabétit!
- 1 English Cucumber
- 3 Medium Tomatoes
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 4 tbsp Lemon Juice , freshley squeezed
- 1 tbsp Dried Mint
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers and onion into small cubes. The smaller you chop the veggies, the more that would help them to absorb more flavour. Put it all in a medium bowl.
- Add dried mint, olive oil, salt, olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix well.