This recipe combines some of my favourite things, and there is not so much fuss in making it! I saw it in a Turkish website, made some teeny meeny changes and voila!
Well ok this salad is not exactly tabbouleh, it is just inspired by it to a great extent. And it is delicious!
I am chewing a stomach tablet right now helping with pain because I ate this dip. I know that I shouldn’t have eaten something with hot peppers. But I had to taste it of course and then I couldn’t stop having more than just a bit to taste because it was so good! Ahh, sacrificing my stomach hasn’t been such a pleasure for a while…
Ok, confession time: When I first saw chocolate hummus somewhere – was it on Instagram maybe? – my stomach turned upside down with the idea. But I still had to try it. And I did. And I was surprised. Because I liked it!
This recipe is easy! So easy that I didn’t even put photos of all the steps. It’s one of those “let’s put all the ingredients in a food processor and be done with it” kind of spreads.
Kohlrabi is a quite foreign vegetable for me. I’ve only just used it once, when I did a catering gig 2 years ago, for a friend’s Karonkka (PhD defense dinner). He was a friend originally from South India and I wanted to cook something authentic for him, so I made Bisi Bele Bath – a vegetarian warm dish. That was when I used kohlrabi one and only time.
I must say that as soon as I think about this dip, I feel its lovely sour taste in my mouth. It’s quite mouth watering actually.
Black sesame tahini is a thing and you are going to love it.
Here is a salad that has always been one of the staple food in my mother’s feasts. Or how I remember it. Because apparently she also puts tomatoes, but this very much green and yellow colours were always the only version I remembered, so I made it like that, providing a little hint of red with chili pepper flakes.
I think my first encounter with haydari was in one of those raki-mezze places in the back alleys of Beyoglu/Istanbul.