Piyaz Salad - (Tomato Onion Salad) - Turkey

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"This vibrant and healthy Piyaz Salad is made throughout Turkey and gets ready in no time. Red onions and tomatoes work very well with the tangy sumac; it is traditionally enjoyed with Lahmacun (Turkish or Armenian thin pizza with minced/ground meat topping), as well as Turkish meatballs. It is also a lovely salad served with cheese, olives and hummus."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (240.1 g)
  • Calories 90
  • Total Fat - 4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 301.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 44.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Rub and work sumac and the salt into the onion slices with your hands really well (this will soften the onions and help spices infuse in well).

Step 2

Stir in the chopped tomatoes, parsley and paprika flakes, combine well.

Step 3

Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and pour over the piyaz salad. Season with more salt (if needed) and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 4

Serve Piyaz Salad with feta cheese, olives and/or hummus for a delicious spread.

Step 5

Piyaz Salad is also the ultimate accompaniment of Lahmacun and Turkish meatballs, kofte.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.