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Shepherd Salad (Easy & Delicious!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


This shepherd salad is a traditional mix of cucumber, tomato, olives, and feta cheese with lemon juice and olive oil: a perfectly easy summer salad!


  • 3 cucumbers
  • 4 Roma tomatoes (or 2 large tomatoes)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 handful fresh oregano
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 to 4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 splash white wine vinegar
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Peel the cucumbers; cut them in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds, then chop them into bite-sized chunks. Coarsely chop the tomatoes. Dice the onion. Chop the oregano.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and oregano with the Kalamata olives. Mix in the the olive oil, lemon, fresh ground pepper, and kosher salt. Add a splash or two of white wine vinegar. Taste, and add more salt or pepper if desired.
  3. Crumble or cut feta cheese into chunks, then add it to the salad. Let stand for 5 minutes to meld flavors, then serve.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Keywords: Shepherd Salad, Turkish Shepherd Salad, Salad Recipes, Summer Salad Recipes, Gluten Free Salad Recipes, Cucumber Salad