Choban salad (Shepherd's Salad) recipe

Choban salad (Shepherd's Salad) recipe

The most popular and most preferred salad of Azerbaijani cuisine. Because it is easily prepared from easy products and is dietic salad. Vegetarians can also eat easily.

Choban Salad, also called shepherd's salad consisting of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onion, and parsley. It is typically topped with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.While there are many versions of a shepherd's salad, the important part is that it's made with just a handful of easy, inexpensive ingredients that you have on hand. Shepherd's Salad is a light and refreshing vegetarian salad that can be tossed together in minutes. Filled with cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, olives, and a light lemon vinaigrette dressing


  • 2 cucumbers seeded and chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • ½ medium red onion chopped
  • 4 ounces feta cheese cubed or crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 ounces kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • In a bowl, add diced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, olives, and parsley.
  • Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and red pepper flakes. Toss to coat.(Would you like to make this dish together? Join our Cooking Masterclasses to learn and taste the national cuisine of Azerbaijan!)
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Best enjoyed the same day.

Equipment Recommendations

  • Boos Maple Cutting Board
  • Zwilling Pro Chef's Knife
  • Lemon Juicer
  • Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowls


  • Try to maintain a uniform size when dicing your ingredients. A salad is easier and more pleasant to eat when all of the ingredients are cut to a similar size.
  • Because the salad contains vegetables, some juices will be released once they are tossed in the dressing. The salad will start to get soggy after a day or so.
  • If you need to make your salad a day ahead, I'd suggest separating your salad ingredients from your dressing ingredients. Then, just before serving, toss your salad in the dressing. This way, your salad will remain beautiful and fresh, without any wilting ingredients.

Nush olsun! Bon appetite!