Turkey on a plate: vegetarian dishes worth trying

By TravelWiseFeb 13, 2024 11:41 AMNews
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Turkey on a plate: vegetarian dishes worth trying
National dishes of Turechynna, which are worth trying for a vegetarian tourist. Source: freepik

Turkish cuisine offers a rich palette of flavors across the country, with a variety of options to suit every taste. While some may assume that vegetarians will face difficulties here, there are many vegetarian dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce.

When visiting Turkey, be sure to add these authentic vegetarian dishes to your "must try" list and enjoy the country's culinary treasures. They were written by newsbytesapp.com.

Kizartma

This Turkish dish consists of fried vegetables, including potatoes, zucchini, and eggplant. They are fried in olive oil until they become soft. After that, they are topped with a thick sauce made of parsley, garlic, tomatoes, and olive oil.

For locals, this is an ideal picnic dish that they can easily prepare at home. Vegetarian tourists should definitely try it.

Whitefish kofta

This dish consists of bulgur balls soaked in a delicious and spicy tomato sauce. After these balls have fully absorbed the flavor of the tomatoes, they are served with crisp lettuce leaves, lemon slices, and pomegranate molasses.

Locals consider this dish to be extremely healthy, especially when the balls are mixed with a variety of spices and herbs.

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a staple of Turkish cuisine that includes vegetables, usually eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes. They are fried and then stewed in a thick tomato and onion sauce, usually with a slightly spicy flavor.

This dish is also served with yogurt and freshly baked bread, making it a versatile addition to the locals' meal at any time of the day.

Cigar borek

Another delicious Turkish dish that vegetarians can enjoy is cigar borek. The feta cheese roll has a crispy outer shell filled with a mixture of white cheese and fresh herbs. Locals usually enjoy it as an appetizer or a quick snack on the go to satisfy hunger.

Yaprak sarma

Sarma yaprak is a vegetarian dish that consists of grape leaves wrapped around a mixture of rice and sautéed onions. Unlike many foods, it is not seasonal and is available all year round.

To further enjoy its amazing flavor, you will be served a slice of lemon to accentuate its tangy and sweet taste.

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