Saturday, May 21, 2011

Salad Shirazi (Persian Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Sald)

Salad Shirazi is a Persian Salad traditionally made with lemon juice. I prefer vinegar. Try both and let me know which one you prefer! 



F U N D A B B L E R  F A C T

Vinegar- Apple cider vinegar is great to balance blood sugar and lower cholesterol.  (This site says only organic non pasteurized vinegar does that so read up and eat up! http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/the-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/) 

Olive Oil - Contains Omega 3 and 6 (remember it is not heated in this recipe so it keeps its benefits. Eat away guiltlessly) http://www.oliveoilsource.com/definition/omega-3-and-omega-6-fatty-acids



Takes about 15 min to make
Serves about 4-5 people


INGREDIENTS

  • Tomatoes - 2 large diced
  • English Cucumber (the long one with thin skin wash really well, or buy organic) - 1 large  diced
  • Onion - 1 small/med  minced


The rest of the ingredients are to taste, but I will write what I use:

  • Olive oil - 8 table spoons 

  • Vinegar - about 8 table spoons (your choice of what type of vinegar you would like. The ones I prefer are balsamic or apple cider or red wine vinegar)

             OR
       
           Lemon Juice (I use fresh to avoid the additives, ie: sulfieds, in the bottle).

  • Dried mint - 1 tea spoon crushed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Take your ingredients wash them well. 



Cut your onions


Cut your tomatoes


Cut your cucumbers (tastes better with skin, so use organic or wash well). 

Add your Spices



Add Oil and Vinegar



Mix, Chill, and Serve!


Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. This makes my mouth water. I'm definitely going to make this the next time I have chicken. If I add some diced avocados will you still be my friend?

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  2. Of course! I might just have to try that myself! ;)

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  3. I am fixing this salad right now. Is is going to be delicious.
    Thank you for he recipe.
    Eli

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  4. Let me know what you think Elizabeth! :) Thanks for your input!

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