Turkish Yogurt Soup with Mint

Turkish Yogurt Soup with Mint

This summer soup recipe is a perfect option for when the temperatures go up and you want to cool down. Called “Yayla Çorbası” in Turkish, this Turkish yogurt soup with mint is a traditional recipe made with tangy yogurt, cooling mint, and pearl barley. How…

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Shephard’s salad is a tomato cucumber salad that is the essence of summertime eating in Turkey. Called çoban salatasi in Turkish, it is a light and refreshing accompaniment to any meal. Summer Salads I was born in the United States, but have visited Turkey seven…

Chicken Döner Kebab Recipe

Chicken Döner Kebab Recipe

Chicken döner kebab is one of my absolutely favorite comfort foods. Succulent marinated chicken thighs are oven-roasted to sheer perfection, and served up in a warm pita wrap or over your favorite bowl of greens. Turkish Comfort Food Meat cooked on a stick is said…

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

This Turkish meze recipe is an absolute delight. Chicken is poached in an aromatic liquid and combined with a paprika-laced walnut sauce. Circassian chicken is a delicious addition to any meze spread or perfect for a party appetizer. Origins of Turkish Meze Meze refers to…

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Turks like to stuff things, and this Turkish-style stuffed tomato recipe is no exception. Dolmas Dolmas are a family of stuffed dishes in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. This tomato dolma is filled with a fragrant meat filling and simmered over low heat until just…

Turkish-Style Braised Leeks Recipe

Turkish-Style Braised Leeks Recipe

In this Turkish-style braised leeks recipe, called prasa, leeks are combined with extra virgin olive oil, carrots, lemon, and a small amount of white rice for a classic Turkish dish that tastes much more than the sum of its parts. Leeks Leeks are an unsung…

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

This cauliflower rice pilaf recipe cooks up in under 15 minutes. It includes aromatic fresh herbs, warming spices, toasted pine nuts, sweet raisins, and riced cauliflower. This pilaf (the grain rice version) is traditionally used as a filling to stuff grape leaves (dolmas in Turkish,…

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

The tangy yogurt dressing is this Turkish-style carrot salad recipe is vibrant and delicious. Spiked with red pepper and garlic, the salad is great as a healthy side dish or as part of a traditional Turkish meze spread. Cool and Refreshing Minty Yogurt Dressing I…

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style beef stew recipe was inspired by kara lahana çorbası, a classic collard green and beef stew from the northern (Black sea) region of Turkey. My version adds fresh parsley and mint, and swaps the collards for cabbage, making a cozy, vibrant, and healthful…

Cornmeal Pie Recipe with Greens and Leeks

Cornmeal Pie Recipe with Greens and Leeks

Wondering how to prepare leeks? This cornmeal pie recipe with greens and leeks is flavored with rich Turkish chili flakes and fresh mint. The result is a satisfying vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. How to Prepare Leeks Since leeks often have dirt hidden in their…

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Use pomegranate molasses in this muhammara recipe to create a sweet and tangy roasted red pepper and walnut dip. It’s an addicting combination and a delicious recipe perfect for your next sandwich, snack, or holiday appetizer. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip There is a…

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Borek, or Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is delicious for any meal or snack. Working with Filo Dough I know what you’re thinking: “but…

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style white bean stew recipe, or Kuru Fasulye, is the perfect cool weather comfort food. White beans are simmered with onion, pepper, tomato, and (optional) meat, creating a creamy and soothing stew. Cozy up to a bowl of these beans with a hunk of…

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

This Turkish-style beef köfte kebab recipe is a perfect grilled dish to make on a hot summer afternoon. Easy to assemble, quick to grill, its satisfying delectable flavor makes it a favorite dish year-round. Köfte Recipes Köfte are meatball recipes found in many middle eastern…

Turkish-Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish-Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

This Turkish green beans recipe is one of my absolute favorite Turkish dishes. If there’s one vegetable dish I had to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, these Turkish-style braised green beans would be it. Traditional Turkish Food This Turkish…

Turkish-Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Turkish-Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Of all zucchini recipes, these Turkish zucchini fritters are one of my favorite. Lightly fried in olive oil, and chock full of fresh herbs, these delicate patties melt in your mouth. They are a great way to use up bumper crops of zucchini, and can…