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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Swiss Chard Stems with Chickpeas

(Nohutlu Pazi Sapi)

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Swiss Chard Stems with Chickpeas
Bunch of red Swiss chard stems, washed and cut in 1 cm long
1 small size onion, finely chopped
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp crushed tomatoes, in can
1 tsp red pepper paste
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 tsp lemon juice

Garlic-Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup yogurt, plain
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

Saute the onion with olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook for 8-10 more minutes at medium-low heat or until stems are softened.

Serve while still warm as a light meal with Garlic-Yogurt Sauce and Turkish bread.

Makes 2 servings.



At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Hi, Binnur
I have a question: sis you post a recipe for pinjur?
I only had it canned, it is a red spread, I believe, mostly from grilled peppers.
Canned stuff tastes very good, but I can imagine, that fresh made will be even better
My Regards

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
I've posted Red Pepper Paste recipe, here;

Pinjur and Ajvar
-Pinjur sauce is mashed roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper.
-The name of Ajvar comes from Turkish word aviar for (fish roe, or caviar). Ajvar is a dish made with or without roasted chopped eggplant and roasted long red pepper, mashed garlic, salt and pepper.

I've posted many salads that are made roasted eggplant with red peppers, green peppers, mashed roasted garlic, olive oil...etc. These are essential mezes accompanied with toasted pide slices on our tables:)
Red Pepper Spread (Zengin)
Roasted Eggplant, Green Pepper & Tomato Dip (Lutuka, From the Thrace Region)
Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Kozlenmis Kirmizi Biber Ezmesi)
Roasted Eggplant Salad (Patlican Salatasi)
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Walnuts (Cevizli Patlican Salatasi)
Eggplant Dip with Pine Nuts (Cam Fistikli Patlican Salatasi)
Abu Ganush (Abu Gannuş - Antakya)
Eggplant Boat with Cheese (Peynirli Patlican Kayigi - Marmara Region)
Baba Ganoush (Baba Ganuş)

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you very much, Binnur


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