Turkish Meze – Spoon Salad

Spoon salad refers to the salad’s consistency – almost like a Mexican salsa – best served with a spoon. The ingredients are chopped into perfect tiny dice and combined to form a jewel like appearance. It’s a lovely, fresh salad with a little kick of spice at the end. Delicious stuff.

1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded and very thinly diced)
1 red capsicum (seeded and very thinly diced)
2 long red chillies (seeded and very thinly diced)
1 shallot (very thinly diced)
2 tomatoes (seeded and very thinly diced)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh mint (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Turkish red pepper paste (or tomato pasata mixed with 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder)
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses (or 1 teaspoon sugar)
1/2 lemon (juice of)

Combine all the ingredients then leave for at least 30 minutes to develop in flavour.

Great with grilled meat or fish.

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