Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Known as shirazi salad, this refreshing combination calls for Persian cucumbers, which are small, crunchy and sweet. You may substitute small pickling cucumbers; just peel them first. For even more flavor, add a few tablespoons of chopped mint and scallions to the salad and some extra squeezes of lemon juice to the dressing.

  • SERVINGServings



  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 small cucumbers, preferably Persian, unpeeled and diced, or 5 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced


  1. To make Dressing: Whisk together ingredients in mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. To make Salad: Combine all ingredients in salad bowl, toss with dressing and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 50
  • Carbohydrate Content: 4 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 75 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g