A salad made from ingredients available in every Turkish home or garden. It contains lots of flat-leaf parsley the only sort to be found in Turkey and can be served with practically everything.
1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthways and chopped
1 big red onion, halved and sliced
2 big tomatoes, skinned and chopped
2hot green peppers or 1green chilli, finely sliced
3-4clovesgarlic, roughly chopped
big bunch of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
If the cucumber is bitter, sprinkle with a little salt and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Rinse well and drain. Mix the first six ingredients in a bowl, toss in the olive oil and lemon juice and season with the salt and pepper.