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Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad

For this juicy, herbaceous salad, feel free to combine different varieties of cucumbers and tomatoes, which are at peak season around the same time.

Ingredients: 2 pints small cherry tomatoes, halved,1/2 bunch chives, cut into 1″ pieces,1 pound Persian, Armenian, lemon, or English hothouse cucumbers, peeled, leaving alternating strips of peel, cut into bite-size pieces,1/4 bunch dill with tender stems and blossoms, cut into 1″ pieces,1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems,1 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems,1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves,1 garlic clove, finely grated,2-3 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced,Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper,1/2 cup fresh lime juice, divided,4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided,1/4 cup red wine vinegar,1 medium spring onion, thinly sliced,6 small red tomatoes, cut into wedges

Instructions: Combine spring onion and vinegar in a small bowl; let sit 20 minutes. Drain.,Toss spring onion, cucumbers, garlic, all tomatoes, 1/4 cup lime juice, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss gently with hands to coat. Transfer salad to a platter, reserving bowl.,Add herbs and remaining 1/4 cup lime juice and 2 tablespoons oil to reserved bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Mound herb mixture over salad.

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