Shepherd’s Salad (Choban Salad)

Here is another recipe for a colorful summer salad from Azerbaijan, Choban Salad (Shepherd’s Salad in English). Made with fresh vegetables, this salad can be served as a side or with some cheese and bread as a main dish.

Rattlesnake Beans with Onions and Peppers

Rattlesnake Beans with Onions and Peppers  sounds delicious – just kidding. Don’t worry there are no actual rattlesnakes involved in this recipe. The name comes from the streaky pattern the rattlesnake beans develop as they mature, which supposedly resembles a pattern on a rattlesnake.

Roasted Vegetable Salad (Mangal Salad)

While I was vacationing in Azerbaijan, I enjoyed eating several varieties of delicious salad called Mangal, a very popular summer dish. Traditionally most of the ingredients for the salad are grilled on skewers on a mangal, a Caucasian style grill, and served as a side with grilled meat (kebab).