Acili Ezme (Turkish-Style Tomato Dip/Condiment)

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    red onions (or a combination of both onions) or 1/2 white onion, very finely chopped (I used a combination of both onions)
  • 1
    teaspoon sumac
  • salt, to taste
  • 3
    medium tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped
  • 12
    cup fresh parsley, very finely chopped (I reduced the amount from 1 cup)
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 12 - 1
    red jalapeno chiles (original recipe specified 1 teaspoon cayenne powder) or 1/2-1 green jalapeno pepper, finely minced (original recipe specified 1 teaspoon cayenne powder)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crush the onion with the sumac and salt using a pestle and mortar or back of a fork.
  • Combine with the remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Set aside for at least 1-3 hours for flavor to enhance. Adjust seasoning if necessary just before serving.
  • Transfer to a pretty serving bowl or platter and serve with chips, slices of toasted French baguette (<--yum!), kebabs, pita crisps, etc.
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