An excellent light side salad to accompany a heavy Persian meal or any meal really. Sumac is the red bitter spice usually served for sprinkling on kebab. It's available at most Middle Eastern stores, but if you can't find it just leave it out. I like to dice the veggies very small about 1/4-inch. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, olive oil, lemon juice, mint, dill, sumac, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

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Cook's Note:

To remove seeds from the tomatoes, slice them in half and squeeze.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; 2.6 g protein; 13.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 51.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
Light fresh and delicious! I'm always looking for new salad ideas and new ways to use sumac which I love and this fit the bill perfectly. Great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2016
One half of a red onion was too much. Benefitted from the addition of feta and kalamata olives. Skipped the sumac added celery salt. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
Light fresh and delicious! I'm always looking for new salad ideas and new ways to use sumac which I love and this fit the bill perfectly. Great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
Light fresh and delicious! I'm always looking for new salad ideas and new ways to use sumac which I love and this fit the bill perfectly. Great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2015
such a nice light summertime salad. I did add a bit of chopped fresh parsley as well and some of the zest of the lemon for extra citrus flavor without the tart. thank you for this light and easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2018
Great for barbeques! I had to search out the ground sumac but I felt it was worth it as it gave the salad an interesting tang. #Allrecipesallstarscanada #TasteofSpring Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2016
One half of a red onion was too much. Benefitted from the addition of feta and kalamata olives. Skipped the sumac added celery salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2018
Made exactly as directed except that I used fresh mint instead of dried, and added some pine nuts that I needed to use up. A great side salad for spring! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2020
Note to self - don’t add olives, feta cheese, apples, pepperoni or anything else and call it a Shirazi Salad! Iranian Friends from the town of origin, introduced me to the Shirazi Salad and i love it. This is a really good repersentation Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2019
Why so many changes? It’s not the real Iranian salad with all the changes. I have lived in Iran and this IS the true delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2018
I added a splash of red wine vinegar and a quarter tsp of pressed garlic. I didn t have the mint and I only had dried dill. It was still awesome. Mmmmm... even my 7 and 11 year old liked it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2014
I found this salad a tad bitter and not sure what I did wrong. I only cut the recipe in half added red onion to taste and left out the dried mint realizing I didnt have any. I did add the dill and sumac and followed the rest of the recipe. It was quick and easy and went well with a lite dinner this evening. I was able to tweak it with a couple of other seasonings. Read More