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Shirazi Salad | cookingwithcassandra.com

Shirazi Salad Recipe

Shirazi salad is a vibrant, colorful salad from Iran. With cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, herbs, mint, and a citrusy dressing, it’s super refreshing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6



  • 6 small Persian cucumbers or 2 English cucumber unpeeled, diced small
  • 6 ripe firm Roma tomatoes diced small
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint


  • β…” teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine lime zest
  • 6 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice about 3 medium limes
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • Remove the seeds from the Roma tomatoes prior to chopping then dice the cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion into small cubes all the same size (please see inspo photos). Add to a bowl.
  • Add the finely chopped parsley and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Add dressing to the salad ingredients. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.