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Salad Shirazi Recipe | Persian Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

Salad Shirazi

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Persian
Keyword Cucucmber Tomato Salad, Persian sides, Salad Shirazi
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Hami


  • 4 to 5 medium sized tomatoes (200g/7oz)
  • 1 medium cucumber (200g/7oz)
  • 1 small red onion (120g/4oz)
  • 6 tbsp abghooreh/verjuice or 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • Salt to taste


  1. Finely chop the cucumber, tomatoes and onions. All three ingredients should be chopped in tiny (about 0.5cm/0.2″) cubes.

  2. Chop the cucumber in half. This will make the next steps easier. Cut one half cucumber in thin (about 0.5cm/0.2″) lengthwise slices. Divide the slices in two cucumber halves and place them both cut side on the chopping board. Slice them again, so that you have long, thin ‘sticks’. Hold them together with one hand, while you chop the cucumber widthwise, as you normally would. Now you have very fine cubes. Repeat this with the other half.

  3. Cut the tomatoes in thin slices, aiming for the same size as the cucumber. Remove the seeds and juices. Then chop them into fine cubes.

  4. Season with abghooreh/verjuice or lemon juice, dried mint and salt. Enjoy on its own as a healthy salad or as a refreshing side dish!