Make potato salad Turkish style with simple ingredients. It’s a healthy and vegan salad recipe. The dressing doesn’t have any mayonnaise or yogurt and the fresh herbs and seasonings make the difference.
Ingredients For Potato Salad:
6-7 medium-size potato cooked skin on
a handful of fresh parsley
a handful of dill (optional)
4-6 spring onion
juice of a half lemon or more
4-5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes,
1 tsp sumac (optional)
salt to taste
How To Make Turkish Style Potato Salad
Boil the potatoes with skin until soft. Make sure not to over cook so it keeps its shape. Drain the water , let it cool to handle and peel. Cut them into big chunks and put them in a large bowl.
Finely chop parsley and dill if using and thinly slice the scallions and add them to the bowl. You can also add pickled cucumbers, fresh lettuce thinly sliced, or grilled red peppers too…
For the seasonings, I added red pepper flakes, sumac, and dried mint. Sumac gives a sour deeper taste and mint gives an extra fresh kick but they are optional.
Finally for the salad dressing simply add olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. You can also add pomegranate molasses as an option. Serve warm or cold. We usually make it in ladies tea parties serving with different kinds of boreks and of course Turkish tea. Make sure to check my other salad recipes as well.
We are making popular Turkish bulgur salad Kısır in 20 minutes with fresh greens and spices. As a menu along with kısır, I wanted to prepare a Turkish Ladies Tea party concept 🙂
So I made the first thing that comes in mind, borek with white cheese and completed the menu with stuffed grape leaves “dolma”, baklava and tulumba. Of course, the table is not completed without Turkish tea.
Join me to see how I made the most popular Turkish salad recipe “Kisir” and how I prepared the menu. Even though it is popular among the ladies’ afternoon gatherings, it is surely a delicious menu to enjoy with family and loved ones too.
1+1/4 cup thin bulgur
wheat 1 onion
4-6 spring onions
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 +1/2 tbsp tomato paste
close to 1 tbsp sweet red pepper paste
5-7 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp + 1 tsp dried mint (you can get the spices and more details from here: https://bit.ly/spicesgurme)
1 tsp each cumin, hot red pepper flakes 1 tsp sweet red pepper flakes (optional)