Turkish Salad Gavurdagi
This "bright" and refreshing salad, from www.turkikshcookbook.com has all my favorite ingredients. Named after a mountain in southeast Anatolia. Sumac is available in Middle Eastern shops or online. It will make a huge difference if you use the freshest, best tomatoes and freshest parsley you can find.
SERVES 3 -4
- 1/4 red onion or white onion, finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground sumac
- 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 2/3 cup parsley, finely chopped (NOT dried)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup (also known as pomegranate molasses)
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Crush the onion with the salt and sumac.
Toss all the ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Arrange on a festive salad platter and garnish with the walnuts.
Gavurdagi salad's flavor is enhanced if you put it aside for a few hours before you serve it.