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Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes, parsley and sumac

Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes, parsley and sumac

Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes, parsley and sumac

We had a delicious Turkish cookery class at the Divertimenti Cookery School in London on Jan. 29th with enthusiastic participants. This vibrant and easy Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes and parsley, flavored with sumac was a big hit from the class. It is a traditional salad at home, especially popular alongside Turkish meatballs, Kofte, as well as Lahmacun, Turkish thin pizza with minced meat and vegetables topping. I love the tangy sumac with the red onions in this salad, gives a refreshing, zingy flavor, so delicious.

Rolling Piyaz Salad inside Lahmacun, delicious

Rolling Piyaz Salad inside Lahmacun, delicious

We also made Lahmacun, thin Turkish pizza with minced/ground meat topping at our Turkish cookery class – another big hit! – We then placed some Piyaz Salad in the middle of Lahmacun and rolled to eat, as we do it traditionally at home. Such a wonderful combination. Here’s my Lahmacun recipe, if you like to make it at home.

Wonderful participants of my Jan. 29th Turkish Cookery Class at Divertimenti Cookery School, London.

Wonderful participants of my Jan. 29th Turkish Cookery Class at Divertimenti Cookery School, London.

My next Turkish Cookery Class is on March 13th at Blid & Hatton Gatherings – only a few spots left- and on April 8th at Divertimenti Cookery School, with Pistachio lamb kebabs, baked courgette with feta & dill and many more. Here’s more information on my Turkish Cookery Classes, hope you can join us.

I hope you enjoy this easy, delicious, healthy Piyaz Salad, Afiyet Olsun,

Ozlem

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Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes, parsley and sumac
 
This vibrant and healthy Piyaz Salad gets ready in no time and it is so delicious. Red onions and tomatoes work very well with the tangy sumac; we tradionally enjoy this salad with Lahmacun, Turkish thin pizza with minced/ground meat topping, as well as Turkish meatballs. It is also a lovely salad served with cheese, olives and hummus.
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: Turkish Cuisine
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 medium tomatoes, quartered and roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 15ml/1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ml/2 teaspoon ground sumac
  • ½ teaspoon paprika flakes – optional –
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Rub and work sumac and the salt into the onion slices with your hands really well (this will soften the onions and help spices infuse in well).
  2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, parsley and paprika flakes, combine well.
  3. Wisk together the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and pour over the piyaz salad. Season with more salt (if needed) and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve Piyaz Salad with feta cheese, olives and/or hummus for a delicious spread. Piyaz Salad is also the ultimate accompaniment of Lahmacun and Turkish meatballs, kofte.
 

 

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9 Responses to Piyaz Salad with red onions, tomatoes, parsley and sumac

  1. Holz February 7, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    A very tasty and delicious salad. I thought that Piyaz salad is prepared with beans. I don’t speak Turkish so what means ” Piyaz” in English ?

    • Ozlem Warren February 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

      Merhaba, thank you for your note – Piyaz actually means “onion” in Persian and we must have taken during the Ottomans most probably, it is the common name of the onion salad at home. Fasulye Piyazi is the one with beans, onions, parsley, love it, a meal itself – hope this helps.

    • Farooq April 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

      PIYAZ, is ONION in English.

  2. seniordogsabroad February 8, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    Özlem’ciğim,

    O yum! Very delicious sounding spread. They always serve a salad type side with lahmacun but it’s usually completely dry – just a few lettuce leaves, white onion slices and pieces of unripe tomatoes. Your salad sounds much, much tastier. Also, thanks for the explanation for ‘piyaz’ which was an immediate question that came to my mind. No wonder your classes are a roaring success – Maşallah! xoxo J

    • Ozlem Warren February 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

      Merhaba Jolee’cigim, what a kind note, thank you so much : ) My version of piyaz salad is the way we do in our home, and I agree, with juicy tomatoes in the season it tastes sensational and sumac really transforms the taste too. Do look forward to seeing you in March in Istanbul and hopefully maybe a cookery class too – many many thanks for your kind words, your support means really a lot. Cok Sevgiler, Ozlem xxx

  3. BacktoBodrum February 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Lucky folk – wish I’d been in your class. Were your ears burning today ? – I was recommending your site to professional cooks.

    • Ozlem Warren February 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

      Merhaba dear Back to Bodrum, very kind of you – how I wished to have you too, and I am sure lots to learn from you too as you are an amazing cook : ) Thank you very much for recommending my site, indeed my ears were burning!:) Cok Sevgilerimle, Ozlem xx

  4. Lucy Burany March 7, 2017 at 5:15 am #

    Hi Ozlem
    I want to thank you for your recipes ,I am now learning how to cook Turkish food your recipes are perfect ingredients in each meal,I love your desserts also.My family are proud of me for making these tasty meals.,they always wonder what I will make next,I am so happy to find your website and I wish you health and happiness.
    I am making this Piaz salad next time and Kofte to go with it.

    • Ozlem Warren March 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

      Merhaba dear Lucy, what a kind note, thank you so much : ) I am delighted to hear you and family enjoying the recipes, well done you! Afiyet olsun and my best wishes, Ozlem

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