Herbs are not a garnish but rather a major ingredient in this light salad. Add parsley, mint, and dill to your salad bowl (oregano and thyme work well too), either finely chopped or coarsely chopped with scissors. The vivid and fragrant herbs give colour and a strong scent, but their leaves also contain antioxidants and a host of other health advantages.

Avoid becoming caught down in learning which herbs are good for what. Just make it a point to routinely eat a variety of fresh herbs to your body by making salads like this one. While the component combinations in each recipe for Turkish shepherd’s salad vary slightly, they all aim for a crisp, vibrant flavour. Tonnes of fresh herbs, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, and red onion are combined in this salad along with creamy feta and a zesty dressing made of pomegranate molasses and olive oil.

Turkish shepherd’s salad is frequently considered a summer salad because of its abundance of fresh herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers. But feel free to make it an annual event. Not only is it a great source of antioxidants, but it also works wonders for bringing a little summertime cheer when you’re feeling down about winter.

4 to 6 servings

Two and a half hours in the kitchen


16 ounces (450 g) of halved cherry tomatoes

One bell pepper, cut finely

One large or two tiny cucumbers, diced

½ little red onion, sliced thinly

One cup (240 ml) of chopped or snipped parsley leaves

¼ cup (60 ml) chopped or clipped mint leaves

15 ml of finely chopped dill, one tbsp

One tablespoon (15 ml) of pomegranate molasses

½ teaspoon (or 2.5 ml) of lemon juice

One garlic clove, cut finely

60 ml or ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil

1.2 cc or ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt

three black pepper mill grinds

1/2 cup of feta crumbles (2 ounces/56 g)


Gently mix tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, parsley, mint, and dill in a big bowl.

Pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt should all be combined in a small basin.

After adding the dressing, mix the salad lightly. Add some feta to the salad.


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