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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gavurdagi Salad

(Gavurdagi Salatasi)

Gavurdagi Salad
2 medium tomatoes, discard the seeds, chopped
1/4 red or white onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp pomegranate paste or Granadine syrup
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Cayenne pepper, crushed
1 tsp sumac
Salt

Garnish:
1/4 cup walnut, crushed

Crushed the onion with salt and sumac. Toss all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Place in a service plate and sprinkle the walnuts all over. I find that Gavurdagi Salad is more delicious if you put it aside for a few hours before you serve it :)

Serve with any kind of Kebab or Barbecued meat.

8 Comments:

At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,
I love reading your recipes and this one will definitely be for lunch today!
Can you please tell me what Gavurdagi means literally?
Thanks,
Joan (in Milan, Italy)

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Joan,
Thank you:) Please have this salad with a tablespoon, you definitely
don't want to miss the delicious juice:)
The salad is named after a mountain - Gavurdagi is located in the southeast Anatolia. Afiyet olsun,

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Joan said...

Tesekkur ederim, Binnur!
Joan

 
At 5:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello i want to know have many people i can serve this salad to


Thank you, elif

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Elif,
It depends how much you serve and what else is served with it. But I
would say 2-3 servings:)

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Ibrahim said...

Fantastic salad, had it once in Istanbul in a huge kebab restaurant near Atakoy.

Seems quite difficult to find on the net, perhaps more of a regional dish (?) so it's nice to find this excellent recipe with a great picture too! :)

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we cannot buy pomegranate paste and I would like to try out this recipe. I even don't know what pomegranate paste tastes like - is is sweet? Can I replace it with something else?

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Pomegranate paste is reduced pomegranate juice sold in small bottles. The taste is sweet sour. You may use sumac or lemon juice instead of pomegranate paste.

 

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