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.
PATATES SALATASI (Potato Salad):
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)
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.
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! 🙂
Turkish Food Fest 2017 will be held on September 16th, 2017 in Raindrop Turkish House. Please stop by and we would be more than happy to share all the recipes with you and
you can also get more information about our cooking classes as well. Please check our Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/RaindropLR