nutritional information


  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Known as shirazi salad, this refreshing combination calls for Persian cucumbers, which are small, crunchy and sweet. You may substitute small pickling cucumbers; just peel them first. For even more flavor, add a few tablespoons of chopped mint and scallions to the salad and some extra squeezes of lemon juice to the dressing.
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 small cucumbers, preferably Persian, unpeeled and diced, or 5 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  1. To make Dressing: Whisk together ingredients in mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. To make Salad: Combine all ingredients in salad bowl, toss with dressing and serve.
February 2005

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