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Shepherd’s Salad with Sumac – Sumaklı Çoban Salata

It seems like I log on to Ozlem’s Turkish Table whenever I need some original, well written Turkish recipes which are tested in Western world. I tried her Karides Güveç the other day. I was particularly happy with this güveç which turned out incredibly fast, easy and delicious. Of course, I substituted shrimps in Ozlem’s recipe with Lamyong vegetarian prawns and cut them into shrimp size as we all know that they are quite big. I’m afraid I don’t have a photo of it but that is some dish I see myself making over and over again. You never know, it might find itself on VegFusion one day.

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The recipe for Shepherd’s Salad with Sumac or Sumaklı Çoban Salata comes from Ozlem’s blog too -my version has a few changes which can be seen in the photo however, Ozlem’s recipe is the correct one. Shepherd’s Salad is a traditional Turkish side salad which is quite colourful, fresh and complimentary to pretty much every dish in Turkish cuisine. Hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do and Afiyet Olsun Peoples!

Shepherd’s Salad with Sumac – Sumaklı Çoban Salata
Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Half of a large cucumber, about 160 gr/5 ½ oz, cut in quarters and sliced
2-3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 spring (green) onions, finely chopped
Handful of flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
30 ml/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
5ml/1tsp ground sumac
Salt and pepper to taste

• Mix the cucumbers, tomatoes, spring onions and the parsley in a bowl.
• Add the olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
• Sprinkle ground sumac over for an extra zing and flavour.

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