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Salad-e Shirazi: Tomato Cucumber Salad

Salad-e shirazi is a summertime favorite in Iran. Finely chopped tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with spices and lime juice make salad-e shirazi a hit.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 large, firm tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 small onion, red or yellow
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice, depending on taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


Finely chop tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Toss with remaining ingredients and gently mix well.

Serve chilled. Serves 4.

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