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    Tomato Cucumber Salad (Salad Shirazi)

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    45 mins

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    ellie_'s Note:

    For Zaar World Tour II (Middle East/Persia) Recipe Source: The Book Club Cookbook discussing "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women" by Geraldine Brooks. I haven't made this salad yet, but it seems like it would be a wonderful summer salad.

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    For the salad

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a jar, whisk together the dressing ingredients (oil - pepper).
    2. 2
      In a large salad bowl, combine salad ingredients, toss.
    3. 3
      Add the dressing and toss.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 08, 2011

      55

      Delicious. But I have to comment on the introduction. I owned the book, Nine Parts Of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, and I thew it in the garbage because that what it is, garbage. It is an anti-Islamic book and has so many things in it which Geraldine Brooks claims to be part of Islam which are not. I highly recommend not reading it. Instead find out what Islam really is. I did not let the salad sit for the 30 minutes in the refrigerator because lunch was to be served immediately and it was pretty good that way. In fact I may not let it sit when I make this again. I may have changed some proportions slightly. I used a good quality extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, less fresh garlic, to taste, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, plum tomatoes which I didn't bother to seed, English cucumber which I did not seed either, just peeled, the scallions, fresh mint from the garden, and no optional out of preference against heat. I will make this again. Made for Veggie Swap 36 ~ July 2011.

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    • on February 12, 2011

      45

      I bought a big bag of ripe tomatoes at a discount at the produce store, and this was such a great way to use them! A very refreshing mixture which I served on chopped Romaine leaves as a side dish. I totally don't care for mint, so used cilantro as littlebird85 suggested, and enjoyed this very much. The dressing was a little lacking, but worth tinkering with! Made for Newest Zaar 2/11.

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    • on August 23, 2010

      55

      Wonderful recipe! I didn't have mint, so I used cilantro. With the cilantro it would make a really good ceviche base (just add shrimp and avocado!).

      I also crisped up some salami and crumbled it in right before eating the salad. MMMmmmmmmmmm! Prosciutto would also be delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato Cucumber Salad (Salad Shirazi)

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 103.3
     
    Calories from Fat 82
    80%
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    10%
    Protein 1.0 g
    2%

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