Shepherd Salad / Coban Salata

Shepherd's Salad

This is definitely my dear husband’s favorite, actually it is mine as well. It is juicy and refreshening. Some Turks might think – what is to write or give recipe about the Shepherd Salad, but I found many things.

My mouth is watering right now. So first things first, I have to right this; I believe this salad goes best with a pilav. Next to it or on top of it. If you are not on a life-time diet you can even have it with a slice of fresh bread and dip it into the juice of this salad. 

As in every salad pick fresh and healthy ingredients. When I first started shopping I had no idea about which type of cucumber to pick. Now I know that the ones with darker color are better. The cucumber should not be very fat – unless you like many seeds in it. Shapeless ones are less processed, so they will be better too. If you are buying from a market where you can choose, keep these in mind.

Often salads are prepared just before serving, this one can be or even should be prepared at least 15 minutes before serving. This will allow time for all the yummy juices of the salad to combine with the dressing, and make it more delicious.

Chop the tomato, cucumber and green peppers to similar size cubes to make them look prettier. This recipe is the classical one, however you are free about garnishing it with olives and/or cheese or play around with the dressing such as adding pomogranate sauce or adding more spices such as red pepper flakes or sumac. 

 

Shepherd's Salad / Coban Salata
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One of the most basic Turkish salads. Found in every house and restaurant.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Shepherd's Salad / Coban Salata
Print Recipe
One of the most basic Turkish salads. Found in every house and restaurant.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
Salad
  1. Cut the onion into half and make thin slices looking like a new moon.
  2. Add some salt and rub it until the thin slices loosen and soften.
  3. Then wash and drain the onion.
  4. Peel the tomatoes and the cucumbers. Cut into cubes.
  5. Mince the parsley into tiny bits.
  6. Discard the seeds and chop the green peppers to cubes too.
Dressing and Combining
  1. In a small bowl, beat together the vinegar, lemon, olive oil and salt
  2. Mix thoroughly everything. If you have time rest for about 15 minutes in the fridge and serve.
  3. Black olives, fresh mint, minced garlic cloves; white cheese may also be added.
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One comment on “Shepherd Salad / Coban Salata
  1. Giuseppe says:

    The cherry taootmes are halved, not sliced, and the chopped onions are sliced scallions, and there is no green pepper, diced or otherwise. I recommend adding dill.

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Shepherd’s Salad / Coban Salata

Shepherd's Salad / Coban Salata
Print Recipe
One of the most basic Turkish salads. Found in every house and restaurant.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Shepherd's Salad / Coban Salata
Print Recipe
One of the most basic Turkish salads. Found in every house and restaurant.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
Salad
  1. Cut the onion into half and make thin slices looking like a new moon.
  2. Add some salt and rub it until the thin slices loosen and soften.
  3. Then wash and drain the onion.
  4. Peel the tomatoes and the cucumbers. Cut into cubes.
  5. Mince the parsley into tiny bits.
  6. Discard the seeds and chop the green peppers to cubes too.
Dressing and Combining
  1. In a small bowl, beat together the vinegar, lemon, olive oil and salt
  2. Mix thoroughly everything. If you have time rest for about 15 minutes in the fridge and serve.
  3. Black olives, fresh mint, minced garlic cloves; white cheese may also be added.
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