Salad E Shirazi - Persian Cucumber Tomato & Onion Salad

13:58 Niloufer Riyaz 2 Comments

Back again with my favorite challenge of the month Muslim Flood Bloggers Challenge.  Though there were few post that was supposed to be on blog in between couldn't post due to poor health.. no worries . hopefully they will pop in the blog soon.. This  month's theme is Cooking from country - Iran.

Was very excited when Rafeeda gave the theme .. Iranian or Persian cuisine is so versatile and I love their desserts and kebabs.. Persian Cuisine is always about the beautiful marriage of spices.. be it rice or meat or dessert the  spice plays an important role..   was thinking what to choose rice? kebab? sweet?  Super  and excited .. borrowed a book " Pomegranate And Roses" by Araina Bundy from  Qatar National Library, bookmarked a few recipes. . but fell sick and all plans went to drain. but the book on the table lured me.. at last chose this simple salad . Made them as an accompaniment to biryani two days back on Friday. But didnt make a blog post.
  This week was an extended weekend for us because kids had annual day functions in school. so was quite busy with them cooking and sorting things.. so this became a last minute post and my mind is going crazy as I am struggling what to type...

Anyways for MFBC#23 - Cooking from Country -IRAN .. i chose Salad E Shirazi -- Persian Cucumber Tomato& Onion Salad. A very Simple and refreshing salad to make the addition of mint both dried and fresh elevates the salad..  Perfecto to any meal or on its own

You Need:

Cucumber (meduim)                  2 nos
Tomato     (large)                        1 nos
Onion  ( medium)                       1 nos
Juice of half lemon ( big)
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil                                     1 tbsp
Dried Mint                                  1/2 tsp
Fresh Mint Leaves                      3-4 nos

Chop the cucumbers into even sized cubes.
Deseed the tomatoes and chop them into even sized cubes.
Finely chop the onions and mint

In A bowl Add all the ingredients and toss well. Serve

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Rafeeda AR said...

Totally loved this salad, especially the colors in it...

Nammi said...

looks yummy and refreshing :)