I was inspired by my weekened lunch at a halaal Turkish restaurant. This salad was the highlight of the lunch. I’ve made it twice already and would have made it again only I ran out of cherry tomatoes.
20ish cherry tomatoes (make sure they’re sweet)
Half a green bell pepper
Half a small red onion or 1-2 ‘sprigs’ of spring onion
1 fresh green chilli
Crushed chillie flakes
Pink Himalayan salt
Dried or fresh mint (fresh is better!)
The method is simple. Chuck everything except the tomatoes into a mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped but NOT mushy. Add the tomatoes, blitz for a few more seconds until the tomatoes are chopped/semi-mushed. If you have a few large chunks, don’t worry about it, I like the rustic look it has.
By the way, some people deseed the tomatoes and lose the extra juices. It should be illegal, for real. Tomato juice and seeds = yum!
Apologies for the bad photography (as always), it’s kind hard to focus on mush especially when you’re only using one hand and the lighting is poor at night. Enjoy!