Tomato Salad with Tahin

Tahinli domates salatası

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


Appears in

Classic Turkish Cooking

By Ghillie Basan

Published 1995

  • About

A delicious salad of fresh ripe tomatoes and spring onions in a piquant dressing. The same dressing is used for a variety of salads using fresh and steamed vegetables such as cucumbers, cauliflowers, celery, potatoes, celery root, Jerusalem artichokes, courgettes and carrots.


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, skinned, halved and sliced
  • 6 spring onions, roughly chopped

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons tahin
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Lay the tomato slices on a plate with the spring onions on top. Bind together the ingredients for the dressing until smooth and of pouring consistency. Season to taste, then pour it over the tomatoes and onions and serve.