Tarhana Meze With Yogurt Recipe
As people who mix everything they can with garlic yogurt mixture and make salads or mezes, I cannot understand how this meze, in which tarhana is mixed with garlic yogurt mixture, has not become widespread. I don't remember how I found out about this recipe. I may have come across it in a book or social media account, or I may have overheard two people talking. Since there is a selectivity in perception, I create content from scraps of information that normal people would not care about under normal conditions.
Tarhana appetizer with yogurt is a very simple recipe. Already two main ingredients are included in the name of the recipe; tarhana and yogurt. Since there are very few cases where there is yoghurt and there is no garlic in Turkish cuisine, in this recipe, garlic comes with yoghurt. In addition to these, there are two more flavor supporting ingredients; walnuts and parsley. These are of course not required. If you want, you can use hazelnuts or almonds instead of walnuts, dill or fresh mint instead of parsley, or you can skip them at all. Just remember that all these changes will also change the flavor of the meze.
Is Tarhana Cooked?
No, it is not cooked, the ground tarhana is added to the yogurt as it is. After adding tarhana and mixing it, it rests for a while to melt. If you are reluctant to eat uncooked tarhana, remember that the vegetables of the tarhana are cooked and all the ingredients are fermented for a long time.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 cups of plain yogurt,
- 2 tablespoons of ground tarhana,
- 1 clove of garlic,
- 1/4 cup of ground walnuts,
- A handful of chopped parsley,
- Olive oil for topping.
- Mix the yogurt and tarhana and let it rest for ten minutes,
- Crush the garlic and add it to the yogurt mixture,
- Add walnuts, parsley and salt and mix,
- Transfer the mixture to a serving plate and drizzle olive oil on it.