chilled shashlik salad

Chilled Shashlik Salad

The chilled shashlik salad is a popular summertime appetizer is pair well with any barbecue. You can even pair it with mango sauce, cilantro, mint dips, grilled meats, or grilled chicken for a fabulous meal, and it is great served cold and hot—serve it alongside our spicy shrimp and enjoy!

The spicy marinade that comes with shashlik gives this dish a unique flavor, and it combines onions, tomatoes, cheese, and bell pepper incredibly tasty.

It is a perfect side dish to steak or mix grilled meat, a traditional Russian dish popular around the world. You can also serve chilled shashlik salad after a long workday at the end of the day.

A shashlik is a kebab in which small pieces of meat are skewered and grilled. Vegetable shashliks are made similarly, except they’re composed entirely of vegetables that have been marinated beforehand.

Chilled shashlik salad

While you can use just about any vegetable you like to make a shashlik, bell peppers are ideal for grilling because they’re sturdy and can be eaten whole.

They also add nice flavor to your shashliks as well. Here’s how to make grilled bell pepper and onion skewers (shashliks).

Serving Suggestion

The chilled shashlik salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and will make you feel like dining out at an exotic restaurant.

It makes enough to serve six, so invite your friends over and be prepare to wow them! If they’re not vegetable fans, substitute their favorite toppings with some or all of the veggies in this recipe.

The shashlik salad is best to serve chilled, and if needed, you can serve along with mango, cilantro, or mint sauce as your preference.


Grilled chicken on skewers tastes great, but so does meatless shashlik.

For an unforgettable taste of summer, grill these hearty veggies without fail. Don’t forget a healthy serving of tzatziki!

Lightly dress grilled vegetables in lemon juice, salt, olive oil, and crushed pepper for a mouthwatering side dish or snack. Chop cilantro and toss it into your cooked vegetables to add more flavor.

Choose The Dressing for Chilled Shashlik Salad

Choosing a dressing for a shashlik salad is up to you. A bottled vinaigrette or homemade creamy vinaigrette would be just fine here, but it’s also easy to make your own vinaigrette. Best to use lemon juice instead of vinegar.

Just put some vinegar, oil, and seasonings in a jar with a lid and shake. To make an orange-herb vinaigrette that tastes amazing with grilled vegetables, mix together: 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 cup vegetable or other neutral oil (not olive), two tablespoons apple cider vinegar, zest of one orange, two teaspoons sugar and salt, and pepper to taste.

Shake vigorously until combined. Drizzle over chilled shashlik salad; top with fresh cilantro leaves if desired. Serve immediately.

Chilled Shashlik Salad

Chilled Shashlik Salad

Grilled vegetable tossed with chopped cilantro, lemon juice, and olive oil

Recipe by Biraj Kumar
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Course: salads, AppetizersCuisine: RussianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 Green Pepper

  • 1 Large Onion

  • 2 Medium sized Tomatoes

  • 1 Small Block Cottage Cheese (low-fat 1%)

  • 1 cup Diced Red cabbage

  • Shashlik Marination
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1 tbsp Per-peri Sauce

  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce

  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

  • 1/2 tbsp Chopped Garlic

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 tbsp Salt

  • 1/2 tbsp Crushed pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Red chilly flakes

  • Chopped Cilantro

  • Lemon Cilantro Dressing
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice(instead of Vinegar)

  • 1/2 tbsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Flakes

  • Chopped Cilatro

  • 1/2 tbsp Cajun Spices

  • Garnish
  • Fresh Cilantro sprig

  • Lemon Wedges


  • Dice the green pepper, onion, tomatoes, and cottage cheese. Keep aside in a bowl.

    diced vegetables
  • Make the marinate – Well combine with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, chilly flakes, peri-peri sauce, BBQ sauce, tomato ketchup, and oregano.

  • Pour the marinade over the diced vegetables, and mix gently. Keep in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to give the best result.

    marinade vegetables
  • Remove from the freezer, and skewer with a wooden or metal skewer. A metal skewer is recommended.

    vegetable shashlik
  • Preheat the grill pan. Brush with oil. Place all the skewers on a heated pan at high-medium heat. Grill all the sides until the vegetable cooked well.

    grilled shashlik
  • When it’s done, remove it from the heat, and allow cooling for 10 to 15 minutes. Then separate the vegetables from the skewers, and place them into a mixing bowl.
  • Wash red cabbage and dice. Add with vegetables. Mix well with adding salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, Cajuns spices, and chopped cilantro. Mix gently. You can keep it in the refrigerator for more chilling.
  • Transfer it into a serving bowl. Serve chill, garnish with a cilantro sprig and lemon wedges.

    chilled shashlik salad

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size2 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories141
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.1g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 545mg 23%
  • Potassium 602mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20%
    • Sugars 14.9g
  • Protein 9.9g 20%

  • Calcium 7%
  • Iron 7%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Biraj Kumar

My food blog is all about cooking, food, and healthy living. You’ll find recipes for every meal of the day and tips for new recipes Ideas.

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