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Turkish Spicy Antep Ezmesi Recipe
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Antep Ezme Recipe - Hot & Spicy Turkish Tomato Salad

This Turkish ezme recipe uses light, healthy ingredients and the end result is a delicious spicy tomato salad.
Course Meze
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 80kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 3 large ripe beef tomatoes
  • 5 fresh chillies
  • 1 large red capsicum pepper seeds removed
  • 1 small green capsicum pepper seeds removed
  • 1 medium cucumber quartered lengthwise & centre removed
  • 1 large onion peeled
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • salt & pepper for seasoning


  • Place a pan of water on the hob and bring to the boil.
  • Plunge your tomatoes into the water for just under 1 minute and then remove them and place in cold water.
  • Now remove the skin from the tomatoes - it should peel away easily because of the boiling water.
  • Cut your tomatoes in half, scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and discard the seeds.
  • Chop your tomatoes as finely as you can without them turning to pulp and add them to a large bowl.
  • Now chop the onion, pepper, chillies and cucumber as finely as you can and add those to the tomatoes.
  • Remove the stalks from your parsley and finely chop this before adding that to your other ingredients.
  • Now add the mint, oil, vinegar, tomato puree and salt.
  • Give everything a good mix and do a taste test.
  • Add more chillies if necessary (Antep ezmesi is supposed to be spicy) and, if it seems too loose, add more salça (tomato puree), too.
  • Place in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.


  • This Turkish ezme recipe is a base for you to follow and over time, you will add more of, or use less of certain ingredients depending on your taste.
  • There is no cook time in this Antep Ezmesi recipe. The boiling water is merely an aid to peeling your tomatoes. All ingredients are raw.
  • We have said our ezme recipe serves 6 people. Antep ezmesi is a meze that you can just put out on the table for people to help themselves so '6 people' is just a rough guide.
  • For the same reason, the calorie count is also approximate.