Salads & Olive Oil Dishes

YAPRAK SARMASI (Stuffed vine leaves):


No dish represents classic Turkish cuisine more than the vegetarian version of the stuffed vine leaf, better known as ‘yaprak sarması’ (yah-PRAK’ sahr-MAH’-suh).

These tender, fragrant packages are made with young grape vine leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, onion, herbs and spices. A generous amount of olive oil added while cooking.






Potato Salad is an easy and healthy salad, prepared with various greens in addition to potato, makes an excellent addition to a table of Turkish starters or salads. Paprika adds a beautiful color.





KISIR (Cracked Wheat Salad)

kisir If you’re a fan of tabouleh, and other dishes made with bulgur, you’ll love this classic Turkish cold bulgur and vegetable salad called ‘kısır’ (kus-UHR’).

Bulgur, sometimes referred to as cracked wheat, is one of the most common ingredients in Turkish cooking.




ZEYTİNYAĞLI TAZE FASULYE (Green Beans with Olive Oil)


A far cry from the crisp-tender green beans of recent fashion, this is a classic example of the popular Ottoman-era dishes called zeytinyağlı (olive oil), in which vegetables are cooked for a long time in olive oil, then served at room temperature so that the flavors are at their peak.






  1. Julia Allison says:

    Hello! I discovered the Turkish food festival in 2015 and look forward to it every year. I have a question… My favorite dish both years so far has been the kisir. Is there any way I could get the recipe?!

    Thanks so much! 🙂
    Julia Allison

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We will have the 10th Annual Turkish Food Fest on October 8th, 2022 Saturday. The Fest includes the great Mediterranean and Central Asian Cuisines that are known to be very rich and have many unique tastes. Some of the dishes that will be served are Kebabs, Gyros, Lahmajoon, Kofta, Salads, and Olive Oil Dishes, rich variety of desserts, pastries, …

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