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Shirazi Salad

Zereshk Polo is served in most Iranian ceremonies. Iranians cook a dish of rice with barberry, saffron, and pistachio topping and serve it with chicken. Chicken is cooked in special sauce with a unique method.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Shirazi Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 81kcal
Cost: $7


  • 1 White onion
  • 3 average Tomatoes
  • 3 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber (خیار سالادی) 3 or 4 Cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon Verjuice or lime juice
  • ½ bunch Fresh mint Or 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • ½ bunch Fresh parsley Or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Pepper (optional)


  • Wash vegetables and dry them.
  • Peel the onions and cucumbers.
  • Chop or dice the vegetables into small cubes (the smaller you dice the vegetables, the more beautiful your salad looks)
  • Mix the diced vegetables in a bowl
  • Add the salt
  • Add pepper at this point if you want a spicy flavor
  • Add the verjuice
  • Add the olive oil
  • Add dried herbs
  • If you are utilizing fresh herbs, chop them, and then add them to the composition.
  • Mix all the ingredients and enjoy your salad.


Uniqop’s advice:
  • Adding both lemon juice and verjuice can make an extra bitter taste in your salad.
  • For a better appearance, cut the vegetables in a single similar shape. For example, dice all of them in 1 inch.
  • For a crunchier taste, add the juice and oil at the exact serving time
  • For a juicer taste, add the juice and oil 30 minutes earlier than serving.


Calories: 81kcal