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Middle Eastern Tomato Salad or Salad Shirazi

Middle Eastern Tomato Salad or Salad Shirazi
  • Meal


  • Cusine

    Middle Eastern


1 cup finely diced cucumber

1 cup finely diced tomato

1 cup finely diced onion

1 cup finely chopped parsley

1 cup finely chopped mint

2-3 T olive oil, or more to taste

1-2 T fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

salt, pepper to taste


Chop cucumber in pieces less than 1/2 inch and put in colander.Add a generous amount of salt and let sit while you chop other ingredients. (These days I often skip the step of salting and draining the cucumber, unless it seems watery. If the tomatoes are juicy I sometimes put them in a colander and let the juice run out.)Cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions should be cut in same-size pieces.Parsley and mint should be chopped very finely. (You can use a food processor to chop the mint and parsley if you wish.)When all ingredients are chopped, combine in mixing bowl.Mix in olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. (Start with a bit less and add more until it tastes right to you. I find it does not need a great deal of dressing to taste good.)Serve immediately.