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Azerbaijan Salad | Azərbaycan salatı

Azərbaycan salatı - Azerbaijan Salad
Azerbaijan enjoys a summer abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and other fresh ingredients.

Not surprisingly, salads are a popular side dish or starter at many Azerbaijani meals. Tomatoes and cucumbers are the mainstay of summer salads, combined in this recipe with spring onions, radishes and a sour cream dressing.

Preparation time: 20-30 mins
Cooking time: 0
Serves: 4-6


  • 200 g/8 oz tomatoes
  • 200 g/8 oz cucumbers (Azerbaijani cucumbers resemble the shorter garden cucumbers and have more bite and flavour than the longer Dutch and English cucumbers)
  • 100 g/4 oz spring onions and onions
  • 200 g/8 oz radishes
  • small red onion (optional)
  • 100 g/4 oz sour cream
  • a few sprigs of dill
  • salt & pepper


  • Finely slice the tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes and place in a bowl.
  • Peel the red onion and cut into rings. Add to the salad.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped dill.
  • Gently stir in the sour cream, taking care not to damage the salad ingredients.
  • If you are feeling creative, layer the salad ingredients on top of lettuce leaves and decorate the top with sour cream, though this has the downside of making a simple salad rather fiddly!

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