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Salad-e seeb torsh ba kheeyar

Omid Roustaei, The Caspian Chef
This is a Caspian Sea region salad that has the cucumbers and apples marinating in a mixed herb and salt pesto dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Persian
Servings 4


Herbs marinate

  • 1 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1/2 cup mint, fresh
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, fresh


  • 3 apples (Fuji, Pink lady, Honey Crisp), diced into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces
  • 8 Persian cucumbers, diced into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces


  • Wash and clean the herbs and lay on a towel to dry.
  • Roughly chop the herbs and place all the ingredients for the herbs marinate in a food processor and process until you have a smooth paste.  Set aside.
  • In a large serving bowl combine the diced apples and cucumbers and toss with the dressing and serve.


Can prepare the dressing ahead of time and keep it refrigerated, however to avoid wilting the cucumbers and apples, I recommend not dressing the salad until you are ready to serve it. 
Keyword apple, cucumber, herbs, salad
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