Salad Shirazi, Persian Salad

Salad Shirazi | Persian Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 as a side salad 1x


Salad Shirazi is a simple Persian salad of cucumber, tomato and red onions that will shake your tastebuds alive with every tingling mouthful.



  • 1/2 a large cucumber
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 medium firm tomatoes
  • 1 small handful flat leaf or curly parsley
  • 1 small handful coriander leaves (cilantro)


  • 2 Tbsp EV olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • large pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop the cucumbers up into little cubes, no more than half an inch (just over 1cm) big.
  2. Chop up the onions and tomatoes to the same size.
  3. Finely chop the parsley and coriander (cilantro).
  4. Place in a bowl.
  5. Mix the dressing ingredients together.
  6. Taste the dressing and add more salt if needed.
  7. Drizzle the dressing all over the salad and toss (mix) gently, don’t mush up the tomatoes.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. On a hot day, place the salad bowl on some ice to keep cool.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Persian