What is Turşu?
Turşu translates to “pickle” in English and Turks pronounce it like “tour-shoo.” The word refers to any pickled vegetable, not just cucumbers. Turşu is an essential side dish served alongside certain types of main dishes in Turkey. When someone serves chickpeas or dried beans, they will serve a salad of turşu too. There are many types of turşu, but the most common ones include cucumber, eggplant, cabbage, and pepper. A turşu salad consists of one or more of these vegetables mixed with water, garlic, and grape or apple vinegar. Most Turkish people make turşu at home, but you can also buy it from a local “Turşucu.” “Turşu
Since turşu is so embedded in Turkish culture, the