Shepherds Salad

Shepherds Salad

Shepherds Salad


This is a really simple salad we ate a lot of when we were in Turkey.  it’s all about the hit of fresh herbs you get in the salad & the tang of the sumac & lemon juice.  Its simple ingredients are common with a lot of salads across the Mediterranean, & one to throw together as opposed to carefully prepare. If you’ve got some, feel free to add some feta or olives for that additional salty kick.


Serves 4 as a side dish

400g tomatoes, diced

300g cucumber, diced

½ a medium red onion, sliced into thin half moons

A medium bunch of parsley, roughly chopped

A small bunch of mint, leaves picked & chopped finely

A small bunch of dill, finely chopped

1 tsp sumac

1 tsp urfa pepper flakes

The juice of 1 lemon

3 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp of salt.


Place all the vegetables & herbs in a large bowl, & sprinkle /pour over the remaining ingredients.  Place in a fridge for ½ hour for the flavours to mingle, then toss, place on a platter & serve.