Shirazi Salad

by0| PUBLISHED Jul 29, 2014 2:00 PM
Shirazi Salad
This refreshing salad is made of cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion. André Baranowski

Iranian-born home cook Noura Samimi serves this refreshing Persian side salad with kuku kadoo (see Kuku Kadoo) and rice at her home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Featured in: Learning Persian

Yield: serves 4


  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/8" cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> small red onion, finely chopped


  • Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.