Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Ingredients 1 lg Tomato 1 ea Cucumber 1 sm Onion 1 tb Fresh dill Salt 2 ea Green chili peppers, chopped 1 tb Vinegar Directions 6 servings Oil & lemon dressing Cut tomatoes into 10 wedges. Pare the cucumber; cut it in half lengthwise & then in thin slices. Cut onion in half lengthwise & then slice paper thin. Put […]

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Nohut Salatasi (Chickpea Salad With Garlic Vinaigrette)

Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, drained 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 large red jalapeno, finely chopped 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon tarragon, finely chopped 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped 2 […]

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Pancar Tursusu (Pickled Beetroot)

Ingredients 400 gm fresh beetroot 3 cloves garlic salt 1/2 cup vinegar Directions This pickle is ready to serve the following day and will keep for about a month if refrigerated. Scrub the beetroots well and boil in their skins until tender in two cups of water with a teaspoonful of salt. The skins will then slip off easily. If […]

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Hummus (Chick Peas Mashed In Tahini)

Ingredients 3 cups dried chick peas, soak in water overnight 4-5 cloves of garlic 8 tbs of tahini All that garlic, fresh lemon, tahini and chick peas is about to make you an international chef! It is delicious, it is easy! Hummus is served as an appetizer with fresh cut vegetables or pita bread as a dip. Also, hummus is […]

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Spinach Salad with Yoghurt

Ingredients 500gr. spinach 2 teaspoon orf red pepper 1 glass of plain yogurt 5 pieces of garlic 4 full spoons garlic 4 full spoons of olive oil salt Directions Clean up the spinaches , cut them.Boil them for a short time.Than take the spinaches out and wash with cold water,dry in a colander. Put in a deep dish , mix […]

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Lentil Salad (Mercimek Salatasi)

Ingredients 3/4 cup lentils 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 cups hot water salt, pepper 1 bunch (approx one dozen) green onions 1/2 cup vinegar and salt (1/4 cup of each) Directions Soak lentils overnight then wash and boil in 2 cups of hot water until they are quite soft but not mushy. Drain lentils and place them in a bowl, […]

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Eggplant Purée

Ingredients 2 Egg Plants 2 Serving Spoons of Olive Oil 1 Serving Spoon of Lemon Juice Directions Grill the whole eggplant until very soft and remove the skin.Place in a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mash together until you acheive a mayonaise type texture. Allow to cool and serve with a sprinkle of parsley.

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Radish salad, Turp salatası

Ingredients 1 bunch parsley, fresh Italian (flat-leaf) 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and halved 2 lemons, cut into wedges and seeded Directions Serves: 4 Rinse the parsley and spin dry, leaving the stems attached. Arrange with the radishes and lemon wedges on plates or a platter and serve. Serve the salad with any of the Turkish grilled meat dishes, squeezing the […]

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