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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.

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UmmBinat July 08, 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.

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davianng February 12, 2011

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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littlebird85 August 23, 2010

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.

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JackieOhNo! June 18, 2010

Made this using grape tomatoes cutting them in half. Parsley in place of the mint. Delish and refreshing. Made for ZWT6 Thanks.

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Rita~ June 18, 2010

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

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littlemafia June 14, 2010

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.

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Leggy Peggy June 16, 2007

Absolutely DELISH!!! It's got bite and I love that! Made for ZWT3.

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A Good Thing June 15, 2007

This was really nice! I didn't put the chile. I love cucumbers and the mixture is very tasty.thank you for posting. Rita

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Sage June 11, 2007

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.

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BrattiPattiB February 04, 2007
Tomato Cucumber Salad (Salad Shirazi)