Turkish salads have a very unique sour balance created by the exceptional natural resources available. Sumac spice and sumac sour-syrup bring out the flavor of salads, especially onions, and pomegranate and pomegranate molasses can also be added, along with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds.
Ready to taste this traditional «Gavurdağı» salad from Ottoman cuisine, made of refreshing vegetables, pomegranate seeds and walnut?
Gavurdagi salad is a smaller chopped version of the ingredients in shepherd's salad. The dressing also differs thanks to pomegranate syrup and dried mint. Add sumac and walnuts to these ingredients.
- 2 large tomatoes
- ½ large red onion
- 1 green pepper
- 1 medium cucumber
- 50 walnuts
- 4 springs of parsley
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- ½ tsp sumac
- ¼ tsp dried mint
How to make Gavurdagi Salad
- Finely dice the tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, and cucumber, finely chop the parsley, and coarsely chop the walnuts.
- Transfer all the ingredients to a large bowl and toss them well.
- Add olive oil, pomegranate molasses, sumac, dried mint, and salt and mix well.
- Transfer to a serving plate and serve with chopped walnuts on top.
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