Turkish Tomato and Chile Relish


Did you have a good 4th of July weekend?  My oh my do I love those fireworks!  But now that the 4th is over we are heading towards the middle of summer, so it’s time to post this turkish tomato and chile relish, because if there’s any time to make this dish, it’s now, when tomatoes are going to be at their best.  Don’t even try to make this with subpar tomatoes, or you will get a very mediocre relish. With that said, this is one of those dishes that is purposely very simple, so you aren’t distracting from the flavor of your incredible tomatoes.

Start by finely chopping up the tomatoes, and season them with salt and pepper:

Place the tomatoes in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl for 30 minutes so the excess liquid can drain:

Once the tomatoes have drained, mix them with the tomato paste, extra virgin olive oil, minced green chiles, minced red onion, and fresh herbs (if using). Serve with chips!

Turkish Tomato and Chile Relish


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb really good tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 green chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh basil or parsley, if desired

Instructions

  1. Start by finely chopping up the tomatoes, and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the tomatoes in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl for 30 minutes so the excess liquid can drain.
  3. Once the tomatoes have drained, mix them with the tomato paste, extra virgin olive oil, minced green chiles, minced red onion, and fresh herbs (if using). Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve with chips or spread it on your hamburger buns the next time you’re making burgers. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 326kcal Calories from fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 1708mg71%
Carbohydrate 47g16%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 27g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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