Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat then sauté garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. For the eggplant: 1. Add peppers to the pan and continue to sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. With a fork, whip the mixture until it becomes homogenous, light, and fluffy with no large chunks or strings of eggplant. This recipe comes from the Canadian Living home canning book (2012) and has been lab-tested by them to meet Bernardin / USDA safety standards. Delicious with pita bread or on its own as a side dish. Great recipe. Turkish Eggplant Dip (3) 1 hour This roasted eggplant dip is served everywhere in Turkey. Ideal for making in advance, the flavors only develop and intensity over time so feel free to make a day or two ahead of time.  The relish became a popular side dish throughout Yugoslavia after World War II and is nowadays popular in Southeastern Europe. Required fields are marked *. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Split in half and scoop out pulp into a bowl. My husband and I love eating out at a local Turkish restaurant here in Grand Rapids. Thanks for the recipe and can’t wait to try it out! Read More…, Copyright © 2020 Healthy Canning on the Foodie Pro Theme. It’s really so good on its own. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This roasted eggplant recipe from Turkey with its delicious walnut salsa makes four generous servings, so you could offer it as a vegetarian main, or as a side dish to accompany lamb. Sample platter of traditional maza: Pickled Vegetables, Spicy Carrots, Tabouli, Babaganoush, Grape Leaves, Turkish Eggplant and Lebaneh. Turkish ezme is a super refreshing and spicy condiment to pair with any dish you like! Add peppers to the pan and continue to sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Served warm, room temperature or chilled, it is delicious eaten as a dip with pita chips, as a side with grilled meat or on top of quinoa as a hearty vegetarian main dish. My wife is Turkish and we just got back from a long vacation over there. The restaurant deep fries the eggplant cubes but my lighter version is just as delicious with half as many calories. Crazy coincidence! Shepherd's salad, or çoban salatası (Cho-BAHN' sah-lah- tah-SU'), is a favorite in Turkey and Greece where fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers are sweet and plentiful during the summer months. Add eggplant and salt to the pot and fry until eggplant starts to soften, about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ate eggplant salad hot, but assume it will be much better tomorrow after it’s chilled and the flavors meld more. Canadian Living says, “This salsa tastes great on chips, bread or Italian-style subs, and makes a nice addition to an antipasto plate.”. Today’s Turkish meze menu has 5 mezes to choose from and it is a lovely contrast of tastes and colors. adjust the processing time for your altitude, Australia and New Zealand vinegar strength. Measured after prep), (roasted, peeled. Home » Appetizer Recipes » Turkish Eggplant Salsa. And I like the idea of using it as a vegetarian main. Five Easy Tips for Reaching 10,000 Steps a Day ». HealthyCanning is a sub-project of cooksinfo.com. You would need to ask Canadian Living directly. Tip! In typical Liz fashion, I am always more interested in the appetizers than the entire rest of the menu combined. Put in a bowl, mix with 2 teaspoons of the salt. Cover eggplant in a bowl of cold water with 2 teaspoons of salt. Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 0 points for 1 to 6 tablespoons, 1 point for 8 tablespoons, Weight Watchers SmartPoints®: 0 points for 2 tablespoons, 1 point for 3 to 6 tablespoons. Hot Air Frying, and Healthy Canning. 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