Salad Shirazi

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salad shirazi

Salad Shirazi is a traditional Persian dish named after a city in Iran called Shiraz. It is located in the south of Iran and known as the city of poets, literature, wine, and flowers. This may explain why this dish is so beautiful.   Made with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and fresh mint splashed with lemon juice and sea salt create a refreshing salad simple to make and perfect for any meal.

It’s a beautiful affair with food. That’s how I feel when Persian food is part of my dining experience. The Iranian culture and its people have a special gift in preparing their cuisine. Enthralling flavors surround every dish second only to the alluring display of colors and design that make each Persian dish Renoir-worthy.

There are many versions of Salad Shirazi, ranging from chopped to sliced, lime splashed to lemon drenched, herb filled to simple and straightforward. However you serve this traditional Persian salad, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

As they say in Farsi, “ nooshe jan” or Have a nice meal!

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Salad Shirazi Yum
Fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and cool mint splashed with lemon juice and sea salt create this irresistible salad that is perfect for any meal.
Course Soup/Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Course Soup/Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
  1. Slice cucumbers 1/8-inch thick at an angle. Lay in the center of a serving plate.
  2. Slice tomatoes 1/4-inch thick. Layer around the perimeter of plate, surrounding cucumbers.
  3. Chop mint leaves and cilantro leaves. Sprinkle over salad, leaving more in the center than the sides.
  4. In glass measuring cup, whisk lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve immediately.
  5. Refrigerate extra dressing for up to 5 days.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Ameneh Gounili for

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