Raw Gavur Mountain Salad

Gavour Mountain Salad (Gavurdağı Salatası) is a kind of Turkish panzanella without bread. The simplicity of the core ingredients lets you think that it is a dip; however, it is a refreshing salad. You can also use this finely chopped salad as a zoodle sauce (see here). It tastes amazing!


2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup raw walnuts chopped
1 tbsp sumac
400 g tomatoes finely diced
1/2 bunch parsley finely chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
2-3 spring onion finely chopped
1 large green pepper finely chopped
2 tbsp tamarind dissolved in lemon juice (the original gavurdağı salatası calls pomegranate syrup, if you use it make sure it is processed at low temperature, you can also use fresh pomegranates instead.)

1. Chop all ingredients finel.
2. Mix the all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
3. Drizzle pomegranate syrup or mix with tamarind paste.
4. Add some fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy!