Shirazi Salad

Shirazi is an easy to make and very healthy salad that tastes delicious on its or and next to any Persian meal. Our little secret? The more time you leave it cool, the yummier it gets. Prepare it in the afternoon if you want to serve it for dinner and always have it colder than room temperature.


  1. Start by dicing the cucumber and the onion into relatively equal cubes.
  2. Dice the tomatoes to the same size.
  3. Mix them together into a big bowl and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. In a cup, mix the lime juice and the olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle the dressing over the salad, add the dry mint and leave in the fridge for another hour.

Recipe Ingredients

4 servings

5 medium or 2 large seedless cucumbers
4 large tomatoes;
1 medium red onion;
½ cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp dry mint
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

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