Thursday, 30 July 2009

Domates salatasi / Tomato salad

I always make sure to bring home some recipe books from the library every time I go there. Last week I saw this book with wonderful Turkish recipes and brought it home to try them. This is the first recipe I tried from the book, because this was the easiest of then all ;-)
This is a Turkish Salad. This accompanies most Turkish meals, particularly in summer, when tomatoes are at their best. This recipe is adapted from the book ''TURKISH COOKING'' by Tess Mallos . Here is what you need.

Ingredients :
4 medium sized tomatoes,
1 cucumber,
1/2 cup black olives-drained,
1 tbsp white vinegar,
1/4 cup lemon juice,
1/2 cup olive oil,
1 tsp freshly chopped mint,
1 tbsp finely chopped Italian parsley,
1/2 tsp black pepper powder,
1/4 tsp salt and
few parsley sprigs for garnishing.

Method :
Thinly slice the tomatoes and arrange in two rows on an oval/ round platter. Peel the cucumbers and score with tines of a fork. Thinly slice the cucumbers and arrange on one side of the tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate until required.
Beat together lemon juice, vinegar, oil, chopped mint and parsley, salt and pepper.
Just before serving over the tomatoes and cucumbers and place olives on the other side of the tomatoes and garnish the platter with parsley sprigs .

25 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love the way u have arranged,very pleasant! And cucumber looks too good:)

Barbara Bakes said...

What a gorgeous, yummy salad!

sangi said...

Tnx for sharing this Turkish salad...
Luved that arrangement...

Prathibha said...

I can have it like my dinner..looks nice

Padma said...

Lovely presentation..... yummy salad !

kittymatti said...

wow! The salad looks so good! I ate them with my eyes, very well presented dear!

Chow and Chatter said...

beautiful salad and nice herbs

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Rajeshwari, Barbara, Sangi, Prathibha, Padma and Kitty :)

Ann said...

looks Awesome Faisa..

Parita said...

Nice presentation!

Pooja said...

Awesome arrangement! I loved the look of cucumber slices!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh, I am trying to serve more raw vegetables; this is perfect! I have a serious addiction to black olives though, that could be dangerous!

Katy ~ said...

So fresh and bright. This is a perfect salad, one that we would enjoy year round, though fresh summer tomatoes are the best. Well done!

Smitha said...

I love that u have an open mind and try out things even from turkish cooking books. Keep going. WOuld love to see all the new recipes u will be putting up from various books.

Divya Kudua said...

Salad looks so nice Faiza..lovely presentation:)

Yasmeen said...

Pretty,pretty..the salad looks inviting :D

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog and leading to urs..thats a colorful salad,beautifully presented...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Lovely salad. Will try it soon.

ARUNA said...

that's so colorful n gorgeous!!!

Purva Desai said...

First time to this delicious blog......simple yet healthy and nutritrious salad....

Talita said...

I always loved tomato salad! This salad sounds so tasteful with all these ingredients... Mmmm

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks guys for all the lovely comments :D

Lavi said...

Salad Looks perfectly Cool.. Neatly placed!!

Loved Reading your meme..Love your Blog! Keep Striking!!

oum mouncifrayan said...

a very interesting blog that i discover thanks to sabah's!!!! thanks for everything.

Çilek said...

yeeyy.
In Turkey, we are eat this in our breakfast. You should try this with some white chees.
:)

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails