This unique tomato and onion salad, otherwise known as shakarob, includes fresh heirloom tomatoes, white onion, fresh dill, and a simple dressing. Traditionally, you could serve it with plov, such as my Instant Pot Beef Plov or my chicken variation, Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. However, it would work just as well as a side dish with some grilled meat or alongside a hearty stew.
Cut the onion into thin slices. Soak the slices for 5 minutes in a bowl of cold water. Add an ice cube if your tap water doesn't get very cold. This removes most of the pungency.
In the meantime slice the tomatoes into wedges - about 1/4 inch thick - and add them to a small salad bowl. Chop the dill (or other herb) and add as well.
Now drain the onion slices and pat dry with a kitchen or paper towel. Add to the remaining ingredients.
To finish off the Tomato Onion Salad, drizzle a little oil to lightly coat the vegetables, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Gently toss everything to combine and serve right away. This is the traditional salad served with Plov called Shakarob.