Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad originates from the city of Shiraz in Iran, known for its rich cultural heritage and culinary traditions. This refreshing salad is a staple dish in Persian cuisine, favored for its simplicity, vibrant flavors, and ability to complement a wide range of main courses. Shirazi Salad is made with just a handful of fresh ingredients, including cucumber, tomato, onion, and herbs.

Shirazi Salad

This traditional Persian salad bursts with crisp vegetables, tangy lemon juice, and fragrant herbs, creating a symphony of flavors and textures. Named after its city of origin, Shirazi Salad reflects the agricultural abundance of the region, featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs.
Light, healthy, and bursting with freshness, Shirazi Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or a refreshing snack on its own.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • salad bowl
  • cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 cucumber (large - or 2 small cucumbers)- diced
  • 3 tomatoes (large)- diced
  • 1 red onion (small)- finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp parsley (fresh -finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp mint (fresh -finely chopped)
  • 1 juice lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced cucumbers, tomatoes, chopped red onion, parsley and mint.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice, sumac (optional) and olive oil over the salad ingredients.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Transfer the Shirazi Salad to a serving dish.
  • Serve immediately as a refreshing side dish or accompaniment to grilled meats, rice dishes, or kebabs.


  • For best results, use ripe, juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to enhance the freshness of the salad.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon juice and olive oil according to your taste preferences.
  • Leftover salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Keyword Dairy free, gluten free, Healthy, Salad, Shirazi salad, Vegan

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