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 must be chopped to about the size of peas for an authentic salad. 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...