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.
4 medium sized tomatoes,
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.
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 .
Love the way u have arranged,very pleasant! And cucumber looks too good:)
What a gorgeous, yummy salad!
Tnx for sharing this Turkish salad...
Luved that arrangement...
I can have it like my dinner..looks nice
Lovely presentation..... yummy salad !
wow! The salad looks so good! I ate them with my eyes, very well presented dear!
beautiful salad and nice herbs
Thanks Rajeshwari, Barbara, Sangi, Prathibha, Padma and Kitty :)
looks Awesome Faisa..
Awesome arrangement! I loved the look of cucumber slices!
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!
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!
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.
Salad looks so nice Faiza..lovely presentation:)
Pretty,pretty..the salad looks inviting :D
Thanx for visiting my blog and leading to urs..thats a colorful salad,beautifully presented...
Lovely salad. Will try it soon.
that's so colorful n gorgeous!!!
First time to this delicious blog......simple yet healthy and nutritrious salad....
I always loved tomato salad! This salad sounds so tasteful with all these ingredients... Mmmm
Thanks guys for all the lovely comments :D
Salad Looks perfectly Cool.. Neatly placed!!
Loved Reading your meme..Love your Blog! Keep Striking!!
a very interesting blog that i discover thanks to sabah's!!!! thanks for everything.
In Turkey, we are eat this in our breakfast. You should try this with some white chees.
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