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Turkish Chilli Dip
From: Chefs

A mildly spicy Turkish chilli dip. To give a fiery kick to this dip, add chilli powder or a dash of Tabasco sauce in it. Best served cold with Turkish bread.

SERVES 8

  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled
  • 2 inches piece cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 15 ml chili oil (Available from Asian grocers)

Remove the seeds from the tomatoes, cucumber and red bell peppers.

Chop into very fine pieces using a knife or a food processor.

Drain excess liquid.

In a salad bowl, mix all the ingredients together very well.

Refrigerate.

Serve cold with turkish bread.