Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lecso (Hungarian Tomato Salad)

Lecso is a classic Hungarian side more like a salad. There are versions with rice or egg added to it. Since we had this as a side in a big meal I left the optional additions out.

The salad without the rice or egg cannot really be eaten on its own. It is served to complete the flavors of the meal.

Recipe adapted from here
You will need
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 banana pepper, sliced after seeded and vein is removed
1 ripe tomato, remove seeds and slice
1 tbsp. oil
salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion until tender. Add the banana pepper and saute for another 5 minutes. Add the tomato slices and season with salt. Let the mixture cook until the juices of the tomato are released and the sauce thickens a little. Turn off heat and serve warm.


  1. Such a simple and flavorful tomato salad.

  2. looks different although it is just tomato and onions, i think one ingredient can change the look

  3. I used to have a Hungarian friend and this salad was a common accompaniment to her meals


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