Salad Shirazi (Persian Cucumber-Tomato Salad)

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This salad is named for the city in southwestern Iran, is found on practically every Iranian table at almost every meal. It is a simple and bright dish, that consist of Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and herbs and a citrusy dressing.


6 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, unpeeled
6 Firm Roma tomatoes
1 small red onion, chopped
2-3 Tablespoon EACH of chopped fresh parsley, dill, cilantro and mint
2 limes, zest & juice
1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried jalapeño pepper


1-Dice the cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion into uniform cubes. Put in a bowl.
2-Chop all the herbs and add to the bowl.
3-Add the jalapeño pepper, lime juice and zest.
4-Gently mix everything together and enjoy.

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7 thoughts on “Salad Shirazi (Persian Cucumber-Tomato Salad)”

  1. Finally had the chance to enjoy your beautiful website and the sumptuous recipe selections that you share Shayda. Fantastic! May you have a blessed and healthy new year. Gmar Hativah. Warmly, Karin Michelle

  2. I am so grateful for your willingness to share your way of eating with the world. I listened to your interview with Chef AJ last night and you really resonated with me. I have a similar amount of weight to lose and have tried everything. This salad looked so good I ran out and got everything and made it tonight. Happy valentine’s day!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview. It is my hope to inspire people to take control of their life as I know it can be done. You definitely can do this and I hope you enjoy this delicious salad.

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