A couple of weeks ago, when I published a baba ganoush recipe with sweet potatoes instead of traditional ingredient eggplant, I felt sorry for the dear vegetable eggplant. So I made this recipe to make it up for it!!!
So, I used quotation mark in the title because baba ganoush, as you may already know, is traditionally made with eggplants. I made a little twist to it, and used sweet potatoes this time.
Yes, the title says all. The secret to this salad is to chop everything small. And you must, I mean you MUST, use pomegranate syrup and sumac. You must find them and you must use them.
Well yes, I pitted all these 650 grams of black olives by hand. It was a rather meditative activ… naaaah, it wasn’t, it was a boring activity which took away 45 minutes of my life. Not bad for the delicious result though.
So, I confess: I am not the biggest fan of peas. I only like them when they are mixed with so many things that you can’t recognise the taste much, heh. So this spread is a good one because especially the fresh mint very much suppresses the taste of peas.
This one is sooo delicious that I almost ate the whole thing by myself with fresh, crusty bread. I mean, it has so many of my favourite ingredients, like the lovely tomato.
I’m writing this blog post as a holiday girl right now. I’m at the top of Turkey – in the Northernmost city, Sinop, by the Black Sea. It’s a nice Sunday with a cool breeze. And I’m working on blog posts that are long overdue! This is one of them.
I had a very nice Midsummer (Juhannus in Finnish) eve with lovely friends on Friday. I was a little stressed that day because of personal issues, but a day of eating, drinking and spending lovely time with friends helped me quite a bit. We all brought food to the table. A similar version of this salad was served by our lovely host, Essi. After all, one cannot think of a Midsummer in Finland without potato salad! So here today is my version.
So, my only experience with wasabi in life has been nudging the little knobs of it next to my sushi plate, thinking if I should eat it or not. Never used it in a recipe, never saw it in any food (other than sushi..).
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!