When I make shashlik and naan I always make this salad to go with it.
Karl’s Central Asian Tomato and Cucumber Salad
¼ cup Greek yogurt (the closest thing you can get to Central Asian yogurt you can get)
1 Tbs. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. Kosher salt
3-5 beefsteak tomatoes, seeded
3 Persian cucumbers
½ medium red onion, sliced thin
1. Mix the dressing in a small bowl and let stand for a few minutes.
2. Slice the tomatoes and cucumbers into similar sixed pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
Tip: Sometimes I like to roll cut the cucumbers. Take a diagonal slice from the cucumber abd then roll it a quarter turn. Take a second diagonal cut. The cucumber piece will be wedge-shaped on one side and rounded on the other. This is a more interesting shape that simple round or half moon slices. Continue rolling and cutting until done.
3. Add the sliced onions and dressing to the bowl and mix well. Let stand for 20 minutes to meld, stirring occasionally.
4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro or mint if you have it.