This is a Turkish salad that’s great as a side but can also be used for a sauce over braai meat or for a roast chicken, or other, and is also a great relish for your burger wraps. The riper the tomatoes are, the better and if you like it less fiery, use less chillies. The raw tomato paste really lifts the flavours in this gorgeous dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 T roughly chopped mint
  • 2 T roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 chopped red chilli
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 2 T coconuut oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh mint, to garnish

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Chop 6 ripe tomatoes and 1 red pepper and place in a bowl. Add 2 T roughly chopped mint, 2 T roughly chopped parsley, 1 chopped red chilli, 2 T tomato paste, 2 T coconut oil and the juice of 1 lemon.

Mix, then add 2 sliced spring onions, 1 chopped red onion and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and season to taste. Garnish with mint leaves and serve as desired .