Salad Shirazi was one of my favorite salads growing up. It’s so simple yet full of flavor! Something to note about Persian cuisine is you will find a lot of acid. This is a great example of just that. The acid in plants such as lime is wonderful for your body contrary to what you might think when you hear the word “acidic.” Think great skin, immune-boosting, digestions supporting plant powers!
One of my favorite things growing up was Persian-style yogurt. Totally biased but it was better than Greek yogurt—so creamy and tart. In Iran, yogurt is more often used as a savory side dish and you put it on EVERYTHING! I dont eat dairy anymore, so for a long time I was missing my Persian yogurt dishes, my favorite being Masst-o Khiar, but ever since Kite Hill came out with their Greek-style, Almond-based yogurt, I’ve found a little slice of Heaven!
Knowing how to cook basic rice is a must in Iranian cooking! I find that as simple of a dish this is, it’s also one fo the most common cooking questions I see and hear. I’m about to break it down for you as I take this common white rice dish back to it’s ancient roots with a brown rice version.