Shirazi Salad (called "Salad Shirazi" in Iran) is a classic Iranian (Persian) salad. I soak my onion in the lemon juice with a tad of honey before adding the other ingredients to take the "skunky" taste off the onion (preferably a sweet onion) as I always do; however, Iranians do not do that. Iranians also commonly make this salad with lime juice (instead of lemon juice), including a very sour bottled lime juice available from the Iranian grocery store. I personally seed my cucumbers and tomatoes before chopping them. The vegetable pieces be chopped to about the size of peas for an authentic salad (no large pieces - Iranians eat with a fork and tablespoon - no knives). Dried mint, powdered by rubbing it between the fingers, is an optional ingredient in the classic version. I myself prefer peppermint over spearmint for the stronger taste. Iranians commonly serving this salad in small 3 ounce cups (not usually on the main dinner plate). Thank you SABUYUKCAN for sharing your recipe.
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Shirazi Salad (called "Salad Shirazi" in Iran) is a classic Iranian (Persian) salad. I soak my...