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Persian shirazi salad in a white bowl

Persian Shirazi Salad

  • Author: Lily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Persian shirazi salad is a crunchy, fresh, and delicious finely chopped Persian cucumber and tomato salad with dried mint, lemon (or lime), and extra virgin olive oil. It's an excellent salad side dish to accompany grilled meats.


  • 6 Persian cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers
  • 6 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3 small Persian limes or 1 large lemon (about 5 tbsp of fresh lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and finely chop the red onion. 
  2. Cut the ends off the cucumber. Cut in half. Slice longways into fourths. Chop the Persian cucumber finely.
  3. Cut the Roma tomato in half. Remove the seeds. Finely chop the Roma tomato.
  4. Squeeze the lemon. Add the salt, pepper, and dried mint.
  5. In the same bowl, add the finely chopped Roma tomatoes, red onion, and Persian cucumbers. Pour the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dried mint on top. Mix together well.
  6. Add high quality extra virgin olive oil prior to serving. 


  • Chop the Roma tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, and red onion into fine pieces of the same size.
  • Only use Persian cucumber or English cucumber because they are not bitter in taste. 
  • Use Roma tomatoes because they don't have many seeds. Remove the seeds from the Roma tomatoes prior to chopping.
  • Add the olive oil right before eating. If storing in the fridge, don't add the olive oil.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopping
  • Cuisine: Persian


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 102 calories
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 4.1 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: shirazi salad, Persian salad, salad-e shirazi, shirazi salad recipe, authentic shirazi salad, Persian shirazi salad, Iranian chopped salad

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