Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad)

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This Persian Cucumber Salad (also called Shirazi Salad) is delicious, colorful, and healthy. With crunchy vegetables and fresh, homemade dressing, it’s the perfect salad for entertaining or a quick lunch.

Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad) in a bowl

Shirazi Salad

Once you make this salad, it’ll become a new favorite! It’s so easy and tasty, plus full of wholesome ingredients like cucumbers and tomatoes. This is a filling salad on its own, but you can also add grilled meats or cubed cheese for an added boost of protein. And the simple dressing is so flavorful, you’ll love it.

close up of ingredients of Persian Cucumber Salad

This is a great recipe to double or triple for a potluck or bbq. You can chop the ingredients up in advance and let them marinate in the dressing for even more flavor. The crunchy cucumbers taste amazing with all sorts of bbq dishes and summer foods.

Love fresh salads? We’ve got plenty for you to try! Check out Artichoke Salad With Tomatoes And Canned Artichoke Hearts, Cucumber Apple Salad, or Pineapple Cucumber Salad Recipe. So easy and delicious, everyone will be asking for the recipes!

bowl of Shirazi Salad

How To Make Persian Cucumber Salad

Be sure to wash the cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley first. Chop off the ends of the cucumber and slice into pieces. To do this, first slice the cucumber into halves, then lengthwise slices, and finally chop into small pieces. Add to the salad bowl.

Next chop the tomatoes and add them to the bowl.

Gather the parsley in a bunch and chop it up, stopping about an inch or two from the bottom. Add chopped pieces to the salad bowl.

Peel onion and slice off about 1/3 of it. Chop this into small pieces as well, then add to the bowl.

Now it’s time for the dressing. Add olive oil and lemon juice (squeezed from a quarter of a lemon) to a measuring cup. Whisk until combined. Drizzle on salad.

Add salt and pepper to taste and mix salad ingredients together. Now it’s ready to serve!

fresh chopped Persian cucumbers, roma tomatoes, and onion

Cooking Tips

  • Peel the cucumbers or not, totally up to you
  • You can use fresh parsley in this recipe or fresh mint
  • Add chopped onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste

mixing up ingredients for Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad)

What Is A Persian Cucumber?

A Persian Cucumber is smaller in size, with a thin skin and very few seeds. They have a crisp interior and are less watery than regular cucumbers.

Shirazi Salad in a bowl

What To Serve With Persian Cucumber Salad

This delightfully fresh salad tastes amazing when topped with air fryer chicken or fish. Try these recipes out: Air Fryer Mahi Mahi, Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings In Air Fryer, or Air Fryer Bone-In Chicken Thighs.

And if you’re making this salad for a potluck, try adding these other salad recipes for a nice variety: Broccoli Apple Salad – Healthy No Mayo, Shrimp Egg Avocado Salad, and Egg Salad With Bacon.

forkful of refreshing Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad)

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Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad)

This Persian Cucumber Salad (Shirazi Salad) is delicious, colorful, and healthy. With crunchy vegetables and fresh, homemade dressing, it's the perfect salad for entertaining or a quick lunch.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: Persian Cucumber Salad
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 116kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 Persian cucumbers
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 2 oz parsley or fresh mint
  • 1/3 onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 1 lemon wedge
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Chop off the ends of the cucumber and slice into pieces. To do this, first slice the cucumber into halves, then lengthwise slices, and finally chop into small pieces. Add to the salad bowl.
  • Next chop the tomatoes and add them to the bowl.
  • Gather the parsley in a bunch and chop it up, stopping about an inch or two from the bottom. Add chopped pieces to the salad bowl.
  • Peel onion and slice off about 1/3 of it. Chop this into small pieces as well, then add to the bowl.
  • Add olive oil and lemon juice (squeezed from a quarter of a lemon) to a measuring cup. Whisk until combined. Drizzle on salad.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and mix salad ingredients together.

Notes

  • Peel the cucumbers or not, totally up to you
  • You can use fresh parsley in this recipe or fresh mint
  • Add chopped onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1512IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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See Also:

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Tomato Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Crunchy Cucumber Dill Salad

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