Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Monday, December 18, 2017

This is a recipe for a Persian-style cucumber and tomato salad that goes well with the recently posted shawarma recipe. You can substitute the lime zest and juice with lemon if you prefer. I like the mint in this recipe; along with the other herbs you can also add fresh cilantro.

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad
(Serves 4)

You will need:
2 small cucumbers (such as kirby), diced into 1/4 inch cubes
1 large tomato or 2 roma tomatoes, diced into 1/4 inch cubes
1 Italian pepper or cubanelle pepper, diced into 1/4 inch cubes
1 small shallot, minced
1 tbsp fresh dill, minced
1 tbsp fresh mint, minced
1 tsp fresh parsley, minced
Juice of one lime, or to taste
1/4 tsp lime zest
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1. Combine cucumber, tomato, pepper, shallot and herbs. Pour lime juice over the vegetables and add lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add olive oil. Serve and enjoy or refrigerate until needed.


  1. Simple, fresh and delightful!
    Have a wonderful holiday season, Kat!



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