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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

TIP
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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