Recipes Mezes: Cucumber & Tomato Salad Turkey

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Mezes : The Turkish pleasures of the table includes mezes… an eclectic family of dishes which are generally enjoyed at the beginning of a meal. They are always served with raki – the anise flavored apéritif.

Serves 6

4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4" dice
1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4" dice
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch chives, finely chopped
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1/4" dice
1 medium red pepper, cut into 1/4" dice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pomegranate molasses
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, optional

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, chives, and green and red peppers. Stir in olive oil and pomegranate molasses. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To serve, transfer the salad to a shallow serving platter and garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired.