The cuisine of Turkey - Asia

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The foods of Turkey

Cuisine of Turkey is the culinary tradition of Turkey and its people. It is influenced by various cultures and regions, such as Central Asia, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Turkish cuisine is rich in flavors, spices, and dishes, such as kebabs, köfte, dolma, börek, pide, meze, and desserts. Some of the most popular Turkish foods are:
Kebap: grilled meat cubes on a skewer, usually served with rice, bread, salad, and sauces.
Köfte: meatballs made from ground lamb or beef, mixed with spices and herbs, and cooked in various ways.
Dolma: stuffed vegetables, such as peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, or vine leaves, with rice, meat, herbs, and spices.
Börek: savory pastry made from thin layers of dough, filled with cheese, spinach, meat, or potatoes, and baked or fried.
Pide: flatbread baked in a stone or brick oven, topped with cheese, meat, vegetables, or eggs.
Meze: a selection of small dishes, such as salads, dips, cheese, olives, and seafood, served as appetizers or snacks.
Baklava: a sweet pastry made from layers of thin dough, filled with chopped nuts and soaked in syrup or honey.
The types of Cuisines in Turkey are influenced by:
The regional cuisine

Appetizer recipes

Basic hummus

Main recipes

Majadra lentils and rice Slow-roasted tomatoes

Side dishes recipes

Lavash

Dessert recipes

Buñuelos Caramelized figs with fudge sauce
Asian - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Brown rice and chicken stir fry with edamame and walnuts Oriental lemon chicken Spicy peanut chicken Tomato stack salad Side dishes recipes coming soon

Dessert recipes

Meringues with ginger ice cream and chocolate sauce
Mediterranean - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Asparagus and spinach salad Bruschetta orzo salad Butternut squash and caramelized onion flatbread Crispy kale chips Eggplant papeton Eggplant-walnut paté Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato toasts Panisses Peas and ricotta falafels

Main recipes

Asparagus strudel Banana nut cake Bouillabaisse Braised leg of lamb cleopatra Broccoli apricot and red pepper salad Bruschetta orzo salad Butternut squash and apple soup Carrot ginger soup Chicken provencale Chickpea flour pizza crust recipe Chickpea salad Chickpea stew with coconut and turmeric Chickpea-broccoli burgers Corn and black bean salad Crab tian with gazpacho coulis Creamy chickpea soup with crisp tofu Crispy potato eggplant tart Eggplant and lamb cake with a garlic jus Eggplant and pepper tian on fried eggplant Eggplant caviar molds Eggplant-walnut paté Figs and goat cheese pizza Fillets of salmon with roasted garlic Grapefruit salad Grilled vegetable stacks Honey-garlic chicken Kale tabbouleh Leg of baby lamb niçoise Lentil burgers Mamie zucchini au gratin Mediterranean farro salad Mediterranean fillets of cod Mussels and spaghetti Niçoise salad Paella of mussels Pan-seared cod fillets in white wine and tamato basil sauce Panzanella salad Pissaladiere Pistou soup Polenta with roasted tomatoes and shallots Potato pancakes with goat cheese on mixed greens Provençal three-grain soup Provençale fish soup Red pepper bisque Seared tuna with tian of provencal vegetables Socca Farinata torta di ceci cecina Spaghetti with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce and Basil Spicy edamame burgers Spinach and ricotta naan pizzas Tomato phyllo tart Tomato stuffed with creamy cheese with gazpacho Tomato tart tatin Tomato zucchini pie Trout grenobloise with tian of zucchini Tuna and white bean salad Tuna salad sandwich Tuscan soup Vegetable-chickpea chili with almonds Watercress endive salad with roasted pears and roquefort Winter three-grain soup Zucchini lasagna Zucchini roulades

Side dishes recipes

Asparagus and spinach salad Chickpea salad Gratin of swiss chard Italian Celery hearts Oven dried tomato and black olive tians Potato eggplant tart Ratatouille Roasted asparagus Roasted sweet potato stew with kale and freekeh Shaved asparagus salad Tomato tart tatin Tomatoes with peppers and stewed eggplants Zucchini florentine

Dessert recipes

Banana nut cake Creamy lemon custards Figs tart Frozen orange soufflés Honey lavender ice cream Lemon yummy dessert Millefeuille Prince Albert Orange raisin cake Orange sherbet Poached pears with spiced caramel sauce Rhubarb and berry coffee cake Strawberry parfait Upside-down peach cake
Asparagus and spinach salad Asparagus strudel Banana nut cake Bouillabaisse Braised leg of lamb cleopatra Broccoli apricot and red pepper salad Bruschetta orzo salad Bulgur stuffing with mushrooms Butternut squash and apple soup Butternut squash and caramelized onion flatbread Carrot ginger soup Chicken provencale Chickpea crust pizza Chickpea flour pizza crust recipe Chickpea salad Chickpea stew with coconut and turmeric Chickpea-broccoli burgers Corn and black bean salad Crab tian with gazpacho coulis Creamy chickpea soup with crisp tofu Creamy lemon custards Crispy kale chips Crispy potato eggplant tart Eggplant and lamb cake with a garlic jus Eggplant and pepper tian on fried eggplant Eggplant caviar molds Eggplant papeton Eggplant-walnut paté Figs and goat cheese pizza Figs tart Fillets of salmon with roasted garlic Fougasse bread Frozen orange soufflés Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato toasts Grapefruit salad Gratin of swiss chard Grilled vegetable stacks Honey lavender ice cream Honey-garlic chicken Italian Celery hearts Kale tabbouleh Leg of baby lamb niçoise Lemon yummy dessert Lentil burgers Mamie zucchini au gratin Mediterranean farro salad Mediterranean fillets of cod Millefeuille Prince Albert Mussels and spaghetti Niçoise salad Orange raisin cake Orange sherbet Oven dried tomato and black olive tians Paella of mussels Pan-seared cod fillets in white wine and tamato basil sauce Panisses Panzanella salad Peas and ricotta falafels Pissaladiere Pistou soup Poached pears with spiced caramel sauce Polenta with roasted tomatoes and shallots Potato eggplant tart Potato pancakes with goat cheese on mixed greens Provençal three-grain soup Provençale fish soup Ratatouille Red pepper bisque Rhubarb and berry coffee cake Roasted asparagus Roasted sweet potato stew with kale and freekeh Seared tuna with tian of provencal vegetables Shaved asparagus salad Socca Farinata torta di ceci cecina Spaghetti with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce and Basil Spicy edamame burgers Spinach and ricotta naan pizzas Strawberry parfait Tomato phyllo tart Tomato stuffed with creamy cheese with gazpacho Tomato tart tatin Tomato zucchini pie Tomatoes with peppers and stewed eggplants Trout grenobloise with tian of zucchini Tuna and white bean salad Tuna salad sandwich Tuscan soup Upside-down peach cake Vegetable-chickpea chili with almonds Watercress endive salad with roasted pears and roquefort Winter three-grain soup Zucchini florentine Zucchini lasagna Zucchini roulades

Cooking in Turkey