I made these last year but recently made them again and felt they deserved a repost. I used jasmine rice, but traditionally you use a white rice. I just thought the colors were pretty striking and the taste a bit different and delicious. Living in Turkey, I’ve become accustomed to dolmas on a regular basis, [...]
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This is a popular Turkish rice dish that uses bulgur as the base. Bulgur is a healthier alternative to white rice ad is quite filling. The tomato complements the earthiness of the bulgur and gives it a denser, comfort feel. It’s a simple dish appropriate as a side piece to anything! Enjoy!
This is the Turkish version of finger food. Instead of fries and ketchup, we dip our “dolma” (stuffed grape leaves) into yogurt and call it a snack or side dish. This recipe is absolutely delicious and a healthy way to fill up.
Green beans are so understated. They are filling, but light, and their flavor is subtle enough not to overwhelm your senses and instead invite complementary ingredients. This is a traditional Turkish mezze, and I personally always order it if I see it on the menu. Luckily, it’s easy to recreate at home.
I have a confession. My favorite food is “sucuk” (Turkish sausage). Well, not quite. It’s rather, bread dipped into a saucepan full of leftover melted sucuk fat. The bread soaks in the fat and, yes, it’s divine. It reminds me of my four-year-old self, waking up to the sound of the Black Sea, running downstairs [...]
Hello my dear readers, Hope you’re all having a great start to the week! I wanted to direct you to Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat, where I’m subbing in for Angela today while she continues to enjoy her travels in Australia. I made stuffed grape leaves, and the result is easy, cheap, and ohmygod delicious! Please [...]
This dish is a Turkish mainstay pairing the Middle Eastern staple – eggplant – with the classic combination of peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Traditionally, you’ll find it stuffed with ground lamb and veggies, but the all-veggie version is just as juicy and delicious and oh so comforting! Eggplant: lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol with its chlorogenic [...]
With even more jasmine rice in my pantry, I wanted to use it in a unique, Turkish-inspired way. Turkish Dolma (Stuffed Peppers) by GK Prep Time: 40 minutes Ingredients (6 stuffed peppers) 1 white onion, chopped 1 hot green pepper, diced 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup jasmine rice, uncooked salt & pepper 1/4 [...]