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Monday, May 29, 2006

Zucchini in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Kabak)

Zucchini in Olive Oil
2 medium-sized zucchinis
1 large onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 small yellow potato, cut in bite sizes
1 small carrot, cut in bite sizes
1/3 cup water
50 ml extra virgin olive oil, half for cooking(half for cooking, half for after cooking)
2 tbsp juice of lemon
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Saute the onion with olive oil and salt for a few minutes. Add the garlic, potato and carrot, and cook for about 5 minutes at medium heat.

Cut off both ends of the zucchinis. Peel and cut in four pieces lengthwise. Then cut horizontally in pieces 2 inches tall. Throw them in the pot, add sugar, lemon juice and water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

Let it cool down in the pot. Then, place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.

Garnish with dill. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

* This is a vegetarian dish.



At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the water supposed to cover the vegetables when you add it?

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It depends how large the pot you cook the dish in it.

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a healthy and refreshing dish,very light as well and yummy :)

At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice but you didn't state "how many servings?"

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is not a main dish, it is an olive oil dish (side dish). So it depends how much you serve and what else is served with it. But I would say the dish is 2-3 servings. The most of the recipes that I've posted say "how many servings they are".

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So simple, yet so clean and down to earth! I will make this tonight along with your lentil pate. Binnur, I always come back to your web site - you have the BEST recipes. Thanks again and again! Sedef

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you, Sedef! I really appreciate it :)


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