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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.
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.
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!
I was a little hesitant about using the mint leaf, as I am used to basil in tomato salads, but I am now a fan! I did not use the jalapeno but, other than that, made this exactly as posted. I don't know anything about an authentic Shirazi salad, but I can tell you that this is very good! Made for ZWT6.
Made this using grape tomatoes cutting them in half. Parsley in place of the mint. Delish and refreshing. Made for ZWT6 Thanks.
DH complained that garlic and jalapeno shouldn't be in a Shirazi salad and while I thought it tasted good it wasn't like the ones I tried in Iran. Made for ZWT6
So simple, so delicious. Jalapenos aren't really Middle East cuisine, but who cares. I will probably leave them out the next time. For personal preference, I used two cucumbers and two tomatoes. Made and enjoyed for Zaar World Tour.
Absolutely DELISH!!! It's got bite and I love that! Made for ZWT3.
This was really nice! I didn't put the chile. I love cucumbers and the mixture is very tasty.thank you for posting. Rita
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.