This radish and herb salad, from Engin Akin's cookbook Essential Turkish Cuisine, has no fat of any kind—and involves no sacrifice, no straining to compensate. Adapted slightly from Essential Turkish Cuisine (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, October 2015). —Genius Recipes
6 as meze
(230 grams) diced or sliced red radishes
(10 grams) chopped mint or tarragon
(15 grams) chopped parsley
garlic clove, crushed
tomato paste, diluted with 2 tablespoons cold water
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