Meze Recipe: Sweet and Savoury Zucchini (Courgette) Tarator

Kabak Tarator

Created: Feburary 6, 2020

Made with zucchini (courgette) and a hint of dill, this sweet and savoury, vegetarian side dish is a guest favourite!

zucchini tarator garnished with dill and sweet corn


  • 500 grams of zucchini / courgette
  • 250 grams Turkish yogurt / Greek yogurt – unflavoured
  • 5 to 10 grams of fresh dill – finely chopped
  • 50 grams of crushed walnuts
  • Small can of sweet corn – drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Wash, peel, and coarsely grate zucchini / courgette.
  2. Sweat* (sauté over very low heat to remove some of the liquid), removing from heat before the zucchini starts to brown. Drain well and let cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, dill, walnuts, corn, paprika and salt. Mix well.
  4. When the zucchini / courgette is completely cool, blend in the yogurt mixture.
  5. Garnish with dill and walnut pieces before serving.

This dish can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

*Many thanks to my brilliant friend Christine for advising on the correct terminology for this step.

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