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Essential Turkish Spices

Essential Turkish Spices

Turkish cuisine, along with the use of Turkish spices, varies widely throughout Turkey, and is based on the climate of each region. The arid climate of western Turkey produces many olive trees and olive oil based dishes. Traditional Turkish spices are used sparingly here, with 

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

This creamy lamb meatball soup gets its silky texture from eggs. A version of the classic Greek soup, avgolemono, it’s filling without feeling too heavy. What is Avgolemono? The word avgolemono refers to an egg-lemon sauce found in many cultures across the Mediterranean, Middle East, 

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

Learn how to pick the perfect watermelon, and make this watermelon feta salad with mint. It’s the perfect summer dish for days when it’s too hot to eat. Each bite of cold juicy watermelon paired with salty feta and cooling mint is so refreshing! How 

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

This romaine salad recipe is one of my favorite go-to weeknight recipes. Combining crisp romaine lettuce with fresh mint and parsley offers a refreshing twist to uninspired green salads. Sprinkling in some za’atar spice blend adds tartness, nuttiness, and a touch of salt for an 

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Dates and Mint

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Dates and Mint

This roasted cauliflower salad recipe cooks cauliflower to nutty sweet perfection. Add sweet caramel-y dates, fresh mint, crunchy pine nuts, and salty feta for a refreshing salad perfect for your next weeknight dinner or friends gathering. Spice Roasted Cauliflower I love roasting cauliflower because its 

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, 

Cilantro-Mint Sauce Recipe

Cilantro-Mint Sauce Recipe

Cilantro-mint sauce is an aromatic sauce made from ginger, cumin, garlic, jalapenos, onion, and of course, cilantro and mint. Just toss the ingredients into a food processor or blender, and you’ll have a tasty sauce ready-to-go throughout the week. How to Make Cilantro-Mint Sauce Called 

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 The 

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 

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

In this quick pasta recipe with parsley-mint pesto, I cook the pasta in a way counter-intuitive to everything I have been taught. Cook Pasta Even Faster While researching for this recipe, I read this article on Serious Eats, and was so intrigued, decided I needed