Shirazi Salad – Persian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Shirazi Salad – Persian Tomato & Cucumber Salad


A great refreshing mixed salad. Great with Koobideh Kebab or other grilled meats and rice. Originally form Shiraz, this salad is distinct with it’s crushed dried mint and lemon juice.


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 tbls dried mint
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Chop the cucumber, tomato and onion into small pieces.
  2. Finely crush the mint in the palm of your hand and sprinkle on top.
  3. Stir through the lemon juice
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Let stand for at least one hour before using to allow the flavours to develop.

Additional Tips

I often add other salad vegetables into this dish, such as radish and green shallots, but to remain as a typical Shirizi salad only tomato cucumber and onion are used.

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