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Shepherd Salad With Sumac
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Shepherd's Salad Recipe (Turkish - Çoban Salatası)

This super tasty and healthy salad is also known as choban salad - from its Turkish name, çoban salatası.
Course Salad
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 208kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


For The Salad

  • 1 medium-sized onion peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber washed, seeds removed & finely chopped
  • 1 large green pepper or two finger peppers, seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 small handful parsley chopped
  • small handful mint chopped

For The Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp apple vinegar
  • salt & pepper to season


  • First of all, sprinkle the sumac over your chopped onion, give it a squeeze and add to a small mixing bowl.
  • Now add your cucumber, peppers and tomato. Mix gently.
  • Time for the parsley and mint. Mix those, too.
  • Add your dressing ingredients to a ramekin dish or similar and mix before pouring over your shepherd's salad.
  • If you're entertaining, transfer your shepherd salad to a clean serving bowl.


  • As with all of our recipes, calorie count is a rough guide for our shepherd's salad. The amount of dressing you use will affect the calories.
  • Shepherd's salad is also sometimes called choban salad because of its Turkish name, çoban salatası.
  • We add mint leaves and the apple vinegar as an extra just for personal taste. Feel free to leave these out.