Piyaz (Turkish: piyaz, Persian: پیاز, Kurdish: pivaz, piyaz [1] for "onion" or salad) is a kind of Turkish cuisine, Turkish cuisine and Persian salad or meze that is made from any kind of dry beans with onion, parsley and sumac. The name of Piyaz derives from old Iranian word of "pidāz" for onion,[2] later on this name was adopted for salad or mezes made with onion. In Antalya province of Turkey it is prepared differently from other regions with other ingredients like tahini (crushed sesame seeds). In Antalya, piyaz is not considered a salad but a main dish. In southern provinces like Adana, the word piyaz is used to refer to an onion and sumac salad. During the Ottoman period, piyaz was also made from artichoke, pea, chickpea, broad bean and potato, which were introduced to Turkey in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Place of originIraq, Iran, Turkey
Main ingredientsDried beans, vegetables

See also


  1. Foreign Language Study (8 April 2019). "Kurdish Phrasebook". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  2. Nişanyan, Sevan. "piyaz - Nişanyan Sözlük". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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