Traditional Herb Salad with Bread and Cheese (Sabzi Khordan)

In Persian food table you will always have vegetable or herbs salad in summer time and different types of pickles in winter season. These salads are made of fresh fruits or vegetables that usually housewives are buying straightly fresh from vegetable grocery. In my country when we buy herbs, it is always selling in big bunches of very fresh herbs ( Sabzi khordan) . Popular … Continue reading Traditional Herb Salad with Bread and Cheese (Sabzi Khordan)

Choban Salati (Shepherd’s Salad)

A delightful Turkish salad. Very simple, healthy and delicious with very beautiful dressing consists lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Ingredients 1 Cucumber 1 Tomato 1 Onion 1 Bell pepper Small bunch of Parsley leaves 1 lime or lemon juice Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Preparation Finely chop cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley and bell pepper. Add olive oil, lemon juice, season with salt … Continue reading Choban Salati (Shepherd’s Salad)

Rice Salad

A quick – easy made salad with lovely taste of sesame oil. Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice 1 Tsp soy sauce 1 Tsp sesame oil Half a cucumber 10 Radish 1 small yellow bell pepper Small bunch parsley Salt- red chilli powder to taste Method Finely chop cucumber, parsley, bell pepper and radish. In a bowl with chopped vegetables, add cooked rice, sesame oil, and … Continue reading Rice Salad

Pomegranate-Cress Salad ( Slada-e Anaar va Shahi)

This salad is seriously tasty, refreshing, with nice mild sweet taste and what else . It would be a good choice for Yalda night ( longest night of the year) Pomegranate-cress salad Ingredients 100g rocket leaves 3 walnuts, unshelled and chopped 5 Persian dates, pitted and chopped 1 large pomegrante, deseeded Slices of Parmesan cheese or Feta cheese 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Tbsp balsamic … Continue reading Pomegranate-Cress Salad ( Slada-e Anaar va Shahi)

Pickled Vegetables

Torshi/pickle is Mixed vegetables/fruits preserved in vinegar and salt. Torshi Literally means ‘sour’. Torshi is very popular in Iran, Republic Azerbaijan, Turkey and Arabic countries. Specially in Iran you can find wide variety of pickles. Nowadays, usually house wives like old days during the Autumn go to grocery and buy all fresh herbs and vegetables , bring home, clean and wash. Then start to make … Continue reading Pickled Vegetables

Salad Olivier ( Persian Potato Salad)

Salad Olivier is a kind of potato salad, so much popular in Iran. I do not think you can find someone dislikes this dish in Iran. It’s a dish for 4 seasons. It is great side dish. Salad Olivier is a traditional Russian salad but as I mentioned above is very popular in Iran.   Ingredients 4 large potatoes, cooked 3 eggs, hard boiled 1 … Continue reading Salad Olivier ( Persian Potato Salad)

Salad Shirazi

Salad Shirazi is a traditional Iranian salad. An excellent – colourful, light and refreshing salad. Shirazi means from Shiraz, a beautiful city in SW of Iran. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, and flowers. This ancient city is more than 4,000 years old. The name Shiraz is mentioned in cuneiform inscriptions from around 2000 B.C.. There are loads of beautiufl tourism attractions … Continue reading Salad Shirazi

Pickled grapes ( Torshi angoor)

Angoor in Persian language means grape and Torshi means pickle. This is a delicious recipe for pickled grapes. It’s a tangy- sweet supplement to rice – meat dishes and would be great alongside bread and cheese. Or or like what I do, just put out some of them from the jar and eat them by the handful. Combination of vinegar with honey and Rosemary leaves … Continue reading Pickled grapes ( Torshi angoor)

Fattush salad

This refreshing salad made with fried pita or Lavash bread and freshly chopped herbs. In this salad ingredients cut or chop into large pieces. Using ground sumac and lemon juice and their combination with fried bread and chopped herbs create fresh, rich and tasty salad.   Ingredients 2 slices of pita bread, torn into pieces 100 g Feta cheese, crumbled 20 g fresh mint leaves, … Continue reading Fattush salad