Shirazi Salad Recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy


  • 1 cucumber
  • 500g ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2tsp sumac


  • Halve the cucumber, scoop out the seeds and discard. Sprinkle over some sea salt then leave in a colander to draw out the water. Leave for around 20 minutes before dicing into small pieces.

  • Halve and deseed the tomatoes, then dice them.

  • Put the cucumber, tomatoes and onion in a large bowl with the lime zest and juice. Leave it at room temperature, covered, for around 1 hour. When ready to serve, stir through the mint and scatter over the sumac.

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