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Ezme -Turkish Tomato Pepper Salad Recipe

Here is a spicy Turkish salsa or mezze type dish.  This is a popular side dish to be served in restaurants. Sometimes it may be referred to as a fresh Turkish chilli sauce or type of salad served with kebabs.  

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword healthy, party food, picnic food, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 66 kcal



  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl mix diced tomatoes, onions, parsley, red peppers, jalapenos, and mint. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl place the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour over the tomato mixture, stirring to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Let mixture sit for about 2 hours before serving.
  5. Serve with warm pita bread

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Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the ezme last and can I make it ahead? You can make this dish 1 day ahead of serving. It is always best as fresh as possible.
  • Can I freeze ezme? Do not freeze this dish as it will will be completely wilted and soggy when thawed.
  • How long will the ezme last in the refrigerator? I have eaten this the following day and it is still very crisp and fresh. More than 1 day old it will not be nearly as crisp and will needed tossed.
Nutrition Facts
Ezme -Turkish Tomato Pepper Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.