Swiss Chard-Yogurt Dip
(Mastave - Ottoman cuisine)
2 cups Turkish yogurt, plain
Bunch of red Swiss chard stems, washed and cut in 1 cm long
Bunch of red Swiss chard leaves, washed, copped
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
Extra virgin olive oil
Bring to boil some salted water in the pot, then throw the stems and leaves of Swiss Chard in it. Boil just 2-3 minutes and drain. Let it cool down. Then, mix with yogurt and mashed garlic.
Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some Nigella seeds and paprika all over.
It is great comfort food; easy-to-make, easy-to-digest meal rich in nutrients which originates from 15. Century Ottoman Cuisine:)