Sunday, July 19, 2009

Red Cabbage Salad with Tomatoes (Domatesli Kırmızı Lahana Salatası)

First off, thanks to those of you who left comments while I was out. Sorry for posting the comments so late; I was traveling overseas. It’s great to be back, however lots of work was waiting for me at home and at the office! No cooking yet, although I can always count on those recipes that I have accumulated over time. I have been doing that a lot lately and thus have become lazy to photograph my food and write down recipes. I am running out, so I need to make another deposit of recipes to come in handy at times when cooking is not convenient.

This salad deserves a place on the table both in the winter and summer. In the summer, it would be sufficient for a meal all by itself as well as with an entrée, but in the cold winter, I think it would be too light to fill a stomach. If you are a vegetable lover, any time you have this salad, it will be very satisfying.

1 small head of red cabbage
3 firm tomatoes
2 green peppers (cubanelle)
1 small red onion
½ cup fresh parsley chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp sumac
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt

Cut the cabbage in half and slice each half. Put in a large bowl. Cut each pepper lengthwise, clean out the seeds and slice. Follow the same procedure for the onion by cutting the onion in half and slicing it in thin slices. Dice the tomatoes. Add all the vegetables including the parsley to the bowl on top of the cabbage. Add sumac. Sprinkle with salt, add the olive oil and lime juice. Toss and serve with any meal you like.

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Elra said...

I love red cabbage, and sumac (which I love so much, and will put this on everything) win me over.

Yasmeen said...

Good to see you back.Salad looks perfect for summers :D

meeso said...

Simple, healthy and yummy!

Soma said...

I love Sumac.. I have to go get some for me... What a winner recipe...

Nihal I made Kisir at home!!

Reeni♥ said...

Welcome back! This looks delicious, especially for the summer, although I have never had sumac.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Nihal!
I hear you and can totally relate.I too have difficulty getting back on track with the documentation of the recipes..
Thank you so much for this lovely salad full of color and nutritional power! :) Mia

lisaiscooking said...

Sumac has become my favorite item in my spice rack! This salad sounds fresh and delicious.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

welcome back!

thenomadGourmand said...

ya back!!! wheee! ;)

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Thanks everyone!

Soma, did you like it?

Selba said...

Wow! look at the color of the salad, so pretty!