Shepherd’s salad is made from whatever the shepherd has available and fresh, so its ingredients may vary. Serve it with a delicious fish, freshly grilled or a bean stew, and perhaps along with a glass of wine, or a “kadeh” (glass) of rakı- a traditional Turkish drink. It doesn’t matter what you serve it with, we hope you eat it with good company.


Diced tomatoes (2 cups)

Diced onions (1 cup)

Diced cucumbers (1 cup)

(preferably seedless)

Thin, long green pepper (1)

Bunch of parsley leaves

Extra virgin olive oil (1/2 cup)

Lemon juice (of 1 lemon)

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper