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Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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…

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.

Servings
8

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 small cucumbers, preferably Persian, unpeeled and diced, or 5 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Preparation

To make Dressing: Whisk together ingredients in mixing bowl, and set aside.

To make Salad: Combine all ingredients in salad bowl, toss with dressing and serve.