“..this is something we used to have with or after dinner pretty much everyday, and still have in Persian restaurants with a meal. It is named after the city of Shiraz, where my mum is from, and where many of my relatives still live.”
1 English Cucumber (or 3 small Persian cucumbers if available)
2-3 tomatoes (plum tomatoes are best)
½ red onion
Handful of chopped mint (or dried mint from a jar)
Lime juice (or lemon juice if not available)
Slice the cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion into small cubes.Make sure everything is diced in roughly the same size.
Tips:-For the cucumber cut lengthways first, then across.-When cutting tomatoes throw loose seeds away.
Put diced cucumber, tomatoes, and onion in one bowl.
Sprinkle the chopped mint on top, and pour lime juice (or squeeze one fresh lime) over the salad.
Sprinkle a little salt, and a tablespoon of olive oil according to your taste.
Then mix well, and serve
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