Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Coban Salatasi (Turkish Shepherd Salad)

Shepherd Salad is an easy Turkish salad recipe that is mix with cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, and olives. It is a healthy and delicious vegetarian salad that can be served alone or with other meat or rice dishes.

A Shepherd Salad Recipe mix with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, and cucumber in a large bowl
[feast_advanced_jump_to]

Although this is a Turkish Salad, it is commonly found and eaten in the Levant and Arab Countries. If you visit countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Syria or Iraq, they all have their variations of Middle Eastern Salad.

In Turkey, the locals called it as "coban salatasi" but in other countries we are mostly familiar with the term "shepherd salad." It is one of the most delicious and healthiest salad I tried in my life. Also, it is simple to make since no cooking is needed in this recipe.

In this post, I will be showing you the best and easiest Turkish salad Coban Salatasi recipe you can make at home.

Recipe Ingredients

There are several ingredients you need when making Coban Salatasi which is very easy and straightforward.

Firstly, I am using cucumbertomatoes, and red onion as my 3 main ingredients for my salad. 

Secondly, I am using both green olivesblack olives, and feta cheese since it gives a mild saltiness of my salad. That way, you don't need to add any salt since you get its natural saltiness from the salad.

Lastly, I am using extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice (optional) as my salad dressing. It will help enhance the flavor of my salad. Also, it is nutritious, healthy, and high in antioxidants. 

Cooking Instruction

Making Turkish Shepherd Salad is an easy and quick step since no cooking is needed in this recipe.

Firstly, chop all the cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion into smaller pieces. Make sure you remove all the seeds from the tomatoes and cucumbers to prevent making the salad watery.

Later, chop the green & black olives and feta cheese into smaller pieces. You can optionally leave the olives as it is. Transfer all the vegetables and the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl. Lastly, pour olive oil and lemon juice in the bowl and stir to mix using the spoon.

A Shepherd Salad Recipe mix with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, and cucumber in a large bowl

Serve it with any meat or rice dish, or you can eat it alone.

Variation: You can add chopped parsley, lettuce or green bell pepper in this salad.

What to serve this salad with?

In my experience, I like to serve this salad recipe with my Middle Eastern meat rice dish. When you are eating Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food, salad is very important in a meal.

Here are delicious Middle Eastern rice dish that blends well with my shepherd salad recipe:
A. Chicken Majboos
B. Chicken Maqluba

In this recipe, I am using extra virgin olive oil as my salad dressing since it is healthier, and it taste delicious.

In addition to that, I sometime use Lemon juice, Caesar salad or Yogurt garlic sauce as my salad dressing. In my experience, they blend well in this salad recipe, and it taste really good.

If you are looking for vegetarian recipes, here are other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes you may like to try making at home.

  • Makdous
  • Aubergine Dip (Baba Ganoush)
  • Arabic Salad

📋 Recipe Card

Print

Coban Salatasi (Turkish Shepherd Salad)

A delicious and easy Turkish Shepherd Salad Recipe that is mix with cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, and olives.
Course Sides
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Keyword coban salatasi, shepherd salad, turkish shepherd salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 157kcal
Author Saif Al Deen Odeh

Ingredients

  • 1 Piece Large Cucumber
  • 3 Pieces Medium Tomatoes
  • ½ piece small red onion
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • ¼ cup green olives
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • Chop the cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Remove the seeds from the cucumber and tomatoes to prevent having watering salad.
  • Cut the feta cheese, green & black olives into smaller pieces.
  • Transfer all the vegetables and the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Pour olive oil and lemon juice. Mix to combine using the spoon.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 13.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.5g | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

The post Coban Salatasi (Turkish Shepherd Salad) appeared first on The Odehlicious.



This post first appeared on Food, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Coban Salatasi (Turkish Shepherd Salad)

×

Subscribe to Food

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×