Shepherd's Salad: 3 Roma tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch parsley (leaves picked, not chopped), 1/2 cup pitted and halved black olives 1/2 small red onion, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp olive oil, Salt and pepper, 8 ounces Greek feta cheese, diced. Toss together all ingredients except feta cheese in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Toss in the feta cheese just before serving and taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
NYT Cooking: What distinguishes this summer salad are all the fresh herbs and the sumac and red pepper used to season it. You can buy these spices at Middle Eastern markets or from online retailers like Penzey’s. The recipe is adapted from one in “The Little Foods of the Mediterranean,” by Clifford A. Wright.