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Recipe: Roast aubergine with goat’s cheese & toasted flatbread

Punchy flavours and plenty of crunch – you won’t even notice you’re eating a superhealthy salad! Serves 2 Ingredients 2 aubergines, thinly sliced lengthways 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Middle Eastern flatbread or pitta 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar Handful mint leaves 2 shallots, 1 finely chopped, the other thinly sliced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 50g goat’s cheese, crumbled Handful […]

Recipe: Walnut and Red Pepper Paste Dip, Muhammara or Cevizli Biber

This is one of my favorite mezes of all time; it is very easy to make and very, very more-ish, you just can’t stop eating it. It is one of my mother’s recipes from her historic hometown Antakya (Antioch) and whenever I make it, I feel like I am home – Ozlem Warren. Preparation time: 15 […]

Recipe: Hummus –  the quintessential Middle Eastern dip

Hummus is an Eastern Mediterranean dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic that makes a wonderful snack or appetizer. Ingredients 400g drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas (drain and thoroughly rinse canned chickpeas). 1 tbsp tahini (sesame) paste 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil […]

Recipe: Stuffed Bread – Ekmek Dolması

This is a popular Ramazan dish from the Aegean regions of Aydın and Manisa. A special round loaf is baked during Ramazan and used for this dish. Yield: Serves 4 Time: 25 minutes prep, 1 hour 20 minutes cooking Ingredients For the stuffing: For the sauce: Directions Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2. To make […]

Recipe: Chickpeas with winter vegetables and saffron

This Turkish recipe is a wintry version of turlu turlu, a version of ratatouille with chickpeas. Ingredients Method The original recipe uses aubergines, courgettes and peppers instead of root vegetables. Recipe courtesy of Delicious Magazine.

Recipe: Çılbır – Turkish poached eggs

There are records of çılbır being eaten by Ottoman sultans as far back as the 15th century… Çılbır, pronounced “chulburr” is a Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt.  For those who are hesitant at the thought, çılbır is a revelation and a complete sensation, a dish that shouldn’t be judged until tried. Try this […]

Recipe: Potato Salad (Patates Salatası)

A light and delicious potato salad – Turkish style… There’s a place on the table for potatoes at any time of the year. During the summer, potato salad makes a great addition to a meze table. The Turkish version is healthy, tasty and full of Mediterranean flavours. Potato Salad (Patates Salatası) Serves 4-6 Ingredients 500g […]

Recipe: Smoked Aubergine Puree (Baba Ghanoush)

The ultimate aubergine recipe… This delicious smoky dip is the ultimate aubergine recipe and a classic part of any meze selection. The principal ingredients are aubergines, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and olive oil. Scooped up with warm flatbread, this is perfect outdoor or picnic food. Smoked Aubergine Puree (Baba Ghanoush) Ingredients 3 large aubergines 2 […]