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Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)

Haydari is a Turkish yoghurt meze. Herbed and spiced yoghurt, so to speak. There is another variety of it which uses both yoghurt and feta cheese. The recipe below uses yoghurt only. But, I know how to make cheesy one, too. So, I will publish that one as well as soon as I have the… Continue reading Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)

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Eggplant (Aubergine) Rolls

I have been planning on making some sort of eggplant rolls for a very long time. I even found out how to tie up the rolls with spring onion but it seems like I had to wait until I had some left overs to put together this: Eggplant (Aubergine) Rolls Ingredients: 4 grilled eggplant (aubergine)… Continue reading Eggplant (Aubergine) Rolls

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Curried Potato Salad, VegFusion style

I find potatoes incredibly versatile –yet, please don’t make me list all the things you can make by using potatoes here. Anyway, potato salads are probably one of my favourites in the realm of potato possibilities. Just like my other dishes here on VegFusion, my version of this classic is –again –different. I actually don’t… Continue reading Curried Potato Salad, VegFusion style

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Lentil Salad, Deli Style

Super easy, super delicious. That’s all I have to say about that. Forest Gump 🙂 Lentil Salad, Deli Style Ingredients: 1 tin lentils, drained and rinsed and drained again 4 artichoke hearts in brine, halved 4 chargrilled red peppers, sliced thinly A handful flat-leaf parsley (also known as Italian or continental parsley) A few twigs… Continue reading Lentil Salad, Deli Style

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Peperonata, VegFusion Style

VeganMoFo Day 8 Peperonata is one of the classic Italian antipasto dishes. These colourful peppers are served at the start of each meal around Mediterranean region. My version, though, is not the classic version of this famous starter. I thought, I’d better warn you beforehand. I think balsamic vinegar adds tanginess to sweet peppers. Try… Continue reading Peperonata, VegFusion Style

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Ajvar, Croation Style

VeganMoFo Day 3 Basically, Ajvar is a roasted eggplant and sweet bell pepper dip. There are many variations around Mediterranean countries as well as in Balkan region. It can be served as a spread or a dip with crackers or crudités but traditionally it is served with grilled meat which reminds me that it would… Continue reading Ajvar, Croation Style

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Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves, Zeytinyağlı Yaprak Sarma or Dolma

After seeing quite a few bad examples of stuffed vine leaves or even Greek dolmades, I thought it’s time I did something about it. I always have a jar of the leaves in my pantry just in case I get in to the mood. Yes, it is time consuming and getting it right is difficult… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves, Zeytinyağlı Yaprak Sarma or Dolma

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Sprido – Spring Onion and Avocado Dip

Fusion of spring onion and avocado. I have had this avocado dip recipe for a long time which uses hard-boiled egg and thought about “veganising” it. So I experimented with silken tofu but Tofutti is just as fine as anything. Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 50 gr silken tofu or Tofutti 1 spring onion 1 large… Continue reading Sprido – Spring Onion and Avocado Dip

Appetizer/Starter · Deli · Turkish · Vegan

Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

This is one of my Turkish mezes and its vegan version is just as good as the non-vegan version. So, there is no compromise on the taste department. The original recipe uses feta cheese but I tried making it with vegan cheese -that is Cheezly White Cheddar- and it turned out to be just as fantastic… Continue reading Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

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Roasted Capsicum Salad with Walnuts

Capsicums take on a slightly smoky flavour if roasted in the oven to make a fresh, colourful and delicious salad. Ingredients: 1 large red capsicum 1 large yellow capsicum 1 large green capsicum ½ cup walnut kernels (shelled) ½ bunch continental parsley 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup olive oil 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice… Continue reading Roasted Capsicum Salad with Walnuts