Salad Shirazi

سالاد شیرازی (Salad Shirazi) is a very popular side dish to many rice and meat dishes in Iran. This is a delicious, healthy and refreshing salad for any occasion and anytime of the year.

Salad Shirazi

Serves 4

3 medium sized cucumbers, preferably seedless
3 small firm tomatoes
1 small onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon dried mint *optional
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cut tomatoes, cucumbers and onion into small pieces and place them into a salad bowl and gently mix. 
  2. Add salt, pepper, dried mint, olive oil and lemon juice, mix well  and serve chilled or at room temperature.



  1. How far in advance can I make this? Is it ok to make it say, tonight? if it will not be served until potentially tomorrow night? And also the next day?

    1. Tarane, you can prepare this salad up to a day in advance and refrigerate it. Don't dress the salad until ready to serve and store the cut tomatoes separately in an airtight container.

  2. I use red wine vineger instead of gives a great taste..noshe joon../kian n.

  3. We make this in Mexico, too. But we call it Pico de Gallo.

  4. Yes, it is almost the same minus the jalapeno!

  5. I make salad shirazi all the time! It is my go to potluck dish and it never ceases to impress.

    If you don't have mint, it works so well with parsley and/or dill, which is what my favorite khaleh would do when she had fresh dill.