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Mihaliç Peyniri and Tomato Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled Mihaliç Peyniri cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced tomatoes, crumbled Mihaliç Peyniri cheese, chopped parsley, mint, and basil.
2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and red wine vinegar until well combined.
3. Pour the dressing over the tomato and cheese mixture, and toss gently to coat.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: None
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Serving size:
- This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 5g
- Fiber: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mihaliç Peyniri cheese can be substituted with feta cheese or goat cheese.
- Fresh parsley, mint, and basil can be substituted with dried herbs.

- Add sliced cucumbers or red onions for extra crunch and flavor.
- Use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar for a sweeter dressing.
- Add grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a complete meal.

Tips and tricks:
- Use ripe and juicy tomatoes for the best flavor.
- Let the salad sit for at least 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the tomatoes to prevent them from getting mushy.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- This salad is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with extra herbs or a sprinkle of black pepper.

- Fresh herbs or black pepper.

- This salad pairs well with grilled meats or seafood.

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled vegetables or a crusty baguette.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the salad is too dry, add more olive oil or vinegar to taste.
- If the salad is too salty, add more tomatoes or cheese to balance it out.

Food safety advice:
- Keep the salad refrigerated until ready to serve to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Mihaliç Peyniri is a type of Turkish cheese made from sheep's milk.

Flavor profiles:
- This salad is fresh, tangy, and herbaceous.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish or light lunch.

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Region: Turkish

Taste: Tangy, Savory, Salty, Herbaceous