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 for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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. 🙂


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