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Monday, October 31, 2011

Butternut Squash in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Balkabagi Basti)

Butternut Squash in Olive Oil
~200 gr butternut squash, peeled, cut in a little bit larger than bite-size
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp rice, rinsed
1/4 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice


1 tbsp dill, chopped

Saute the onion with olive oil. Add the rest of the ingredients. over and cook until the rice is tender over low heat. Let it cool down first. Then place on a serving dish. Sprinkle some dill over the top.

Serve the Butternut Squash in Olive Oil at room temperature or chilled.



At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

delicious this traditional or a Turkish technique with the vegetable?

At 5:49 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is a traditional Turkish dish cooked in olive oil.

At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you..ive had the leeks and cabbage cooked this way with rice and they are so delicious!!..but never knew of squash till the squash one as common as well? btw the your web site is amazing..i also tried the biber asi and that was amazing. i did add abit of garlic too it though.miriam

At 5:36 PM, Blogger LC said...

Would you eat it as a main dish or what would you recommend serving with it?

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Miriam,
Thank you:) Yes, it is...The Turkish women usually cook vegetables with the
ingredients as available in their their region. So, there are more squash recipes and I am going to post them in the future:)

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lisa,
Our traditional meal servings are; We arrange olive oil dish like
Butternut Squash in Olive oil, salad, meze (appetizer), any kind of pastry like borek on the table. And we start with the soup, then, main course dish with mostly pilaf, cacik, etc. We love to drink ayran (yogurt drink) with our meal, then dessert comes with Turkish Coffee or Turkish Tea:)

At 5:38 PM, Blogger LC said...

Thanks! :)

At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i live in Turkey and we have lots of pumpkin growing in our garden which i do not know what to do with. This recipe looks great would it work if i replace the squash with pumpkin? many thanks selena.

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Selena,
Sure, you can replace it with pumpkin:)


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