Spicy antep Ezmesi- dip

Antep Ezmesi


This dip is tasty, spicy, zingy dip. ‘Ezme’ is a Turkish word that means ‘crushed’, this involves a bit of crushing, smashing up or grinding. This is always going to appeal to us as spicy food addicts. It is a spicy tomato salad dip and in simpler way can say it is a hot salsa dip made with the fresh ingredients.

Serves: 4-5 servings
Preparation time: 15mins


  • Big tomatoes-3
  • Cucumber-1 medium
  • Red/green bel pepper/capsicum-1num
  • Onion-1num
  • Coriander-1/4cup
  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Mint-a handful
  • Chillies-3-4 (as spice as you prefer)
  • Tomato-1small (for puree)
  • Salt- as per taste


  • Blanch tomatoes and remove the skin, de-seed and chop them as finely as possible.
  • Chop cucumber, pepper, onion as finely as possible and add this to chopped tomatoes.
  • Combine mint, green chillies, 1 roughly chopped tomato, salt, vinegar, lemon juice in a blender/food processor whizz them to puree and add this to chopped veggies, add olive oil and mix it well.
  • You can add more salt, vinegar, oil as per your own taste.
  • Put it in the fridge for a while and serve them as a tip for breads or as a part of main meal.
  • (I served this with Chinese spring onion pancakes and it was delicious


  • You can even use a food processor/mixer to chop veggies instead of chopping fine when in hurry but there may be bit variation in taste.
  • You can even chop chillies, mint fine and use tomato puree instead of blending them.
  • You can use parsley instead of coriander.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 17, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. no cooking, just the cutting stuff very cool 🙂


  2. 3 chilies??? I can feel the spice already. Sanju’ll love it. I cannot eat this 😦 Do you think I can neglect chili altogether and go with some tiny bit of chili powder?


  3. This looks delicious! Love all of the fresh vegetables in here. 🙂


  4. Easy dip, chitra but I wil cut chilli in my preparation 🙂


  5. Thank you for sharing these classic dishes, I love Turkish food!
    Healthy and so easy to prepare. 🙂


  6. Delicious!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


Please leave your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: