Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
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.
For the dressing
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lime, juice of, only
- 1 garlic clove, minced
For the salad
- 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup mint leaf, chopped
- 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped (optional)
- In a jar, whisk together the dressing ingredients (oil - pepper).
- In a large salad bowl, combine salad ingredients, toss.
- Add the dressing and toss.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
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.
This was absolutely yummy. I diced the pieces of tomato and cucumber very small hoping to let the flavors blend quickly. I added the mint to the dressing in the food processor to get tiny bits. I was not sure how I would like bigger pieces of it. After letting it set in the fridge for an hour, it was sooo good I almost ate the entire thing myself. Thank you for this recipe it will stay as a staple for a LONG time.
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.