It's classic of Middle Eastern feasts to have a beautiful fresh tomato and herb salad and Iran is no exception. Iranian food is generally packed full of chopped herbs (sabzi) which make for incredible fresh and tangy salads. This recipe isn't the most unusual or remarkable salad you've ever come across, but it's one that you'll go back to and make again and again and again!
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1 small onion
2 Lebanese cucumbers
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 bunch fresh mint
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cracked black pepper
Salt to taste
1. Finely dice the tomatoes and then put in a strainer to strain out some of the juice while you prepare the rest of the ingredients (seems a shame to waste I know, but if you don't your salad will be very mushy!).
2. Peel the onion and dice very finely. Dice the cucumber.
3. Finely chop all the herbs.
4. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and allow to sit for about 20 minutes in the fridge. Serve.
Serves 2 (or 4 as a side salad).
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