Michael Finch: Persian-inspired salad Shirazi is the latest TikTok food trend


Obsessed foodies claim the viral TikTok salad will top the ‘taste of summer’ trends – so have you tried it yet?

  • Persian Salad Shirazi is a super quick healthy salad that is perfect for hot days
  • The feta salad is filled with feta, cucumber, tomato, onion, lime and fresh herbs
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to prep and make a great flavorful salad or dip.

Foodies are ‘obsessed’ with TikToks’ latest must-have recipe – an ‘addictive’ feta salad that’s perfect for summer and simple to make.

The Persian-inspired Shirazi salad that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and can be eaten as a side dish or as a dip was immediately embraced by hungry Australians.

Gold Coast foodie and home cook Michael Finch followed the trend and called the dish “the perfect warm weather salad”.

It makes the timing of the viral recipe ideal – as experts predict a sudden end to Australia’s recent cool, rainy summer spell.

Gold Coast food content creator Michael Finch has shared his simple recipe for the perfect summer salad

The vegetable-rich salad calls for finely chopped cucumber, tomato, onion and herbs

The vegetables are then tossed with lime, salt, pepper, olive oil and feta to make a delicious salad or dip.

The vegetable-rich salad calls for finely chopped cucumber, tomato, onion and herbs. The vegetables are then tossed with lime, salt, pepper, olive oil and feta to make a delicious salad or dip.

“I’ve made this salad literally three times in the last three weeks, just because it’s so good,” he said.

The recipe calls for chopped tomato, onion and cucumber. Michael advised leaving some skin on the cucumber for extra bite.

“You’re going to cut tomatoes and peel cucumbers in a way that leaves a bit of skin on them,” he said.

He said the “trick” for this salad is to finely chop all the ingredients so you have “a bit of everything in every bite.”

The foodie likes to use parsley and mint as the fresh herbs in this recipe, along with lots of lime “because it cuts through everything so well.”

He suggested adding generous amounts of black pepper and oil, but going easy on the salt as feta is very salty.

“It’s literally so addicting. It’s good as a side salad or with corn chips,” Michael said of the finished product.

How to Make Persian Shiraz Summer Salad

  • Ingredients
  • 5 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 4 Lebanese cucumbers
  • 1/2 red onion
  • Bouquet of parsley
  • Bunch of mint
  • Zest 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar


* Finely chop the herbs, tomatoes and red onion, half peel and chop the cucumbers

* Add ingredients to a large bowl

* Add the juice of two limes and the zest of one

* Add salt, pepper, olive oil and red wine vinegar

* Add as much feta as you want

* Mix all the ingredients together and serve as a side dish or with corn chips

Michael’s supporters explained that the The recipe is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, with a bit of feta. Others believe it is similar to a Greek salad.

‘Yummmm best salad ever!’ a woman commented.

Many have recommended adding sumac to the salad for added flavor.

Other fans advised adding quinoa to make it a complete meal.

Previously, Michael tried his hand at the viral butter board trend which he dubbed the new “charcuterie board.”

To make the butter board, Michael first spread organic butter on a plate, then added sea salt and goat cheese.

He drizzled apricot jam, dried apricots, truffle honey with macadamia nuts and edible flowers over the butter.

The foodie served the dip with sourdough bread.

TikTok food trends people swear by

1. Corn Ribs – chunks of corn are marinated and cooked in spices then dipped in your favorite salsa

2. Baked Feta Pasta – pasta, cherry tomatoes and olive oil are baked in a tray with a whole block of feta

3. Pasta Crisps – dried pasta is seasoned and air fried for a crispy snack

4. Baked oats – make a dessert like breakfast by baking oats with sweet toppings like bananas and chocolate

5. Cloud Bread – egg whites, cornstarch and sugar are mixed together to form a protein-rich, photogenic loaf

6. Salmon Sushi Bowl – this recipe mixes all the ingredients for a salmon sushi roll in a bowl and then eaten with seaweed

7. Vodka Pasta – this trendy pasta is a simple tomato sauce with vodka and cream added and was popularized by model Gigi Hadid

8. Eggs with pesto – this recipe uses pesto instead of butter on toast with eggs and makes a delicious savory breakfast

9. Cream Toast – Greek yogurt is mixed with egg and maple syrup and spread on toast. The toast is then air fried to make a gourmet dessert

10. Avocado, ice cubes and condensed milk – this Filipino dessert only requires all three ingredients to be mixed in a bowl and eaten as a sweet treat

(source: restaurant clicks)



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