Turkish Spice

Turkish Spice

This tasty blend will enhance lamb, chicken, kebabs, pide and vegetarian dishes. Very similar to Greek Taverna Spice.

Turkish spice mix is perfect when you need to whip up a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing.


Recipes

Creamy Dip: Combine 2 Tbsp. dry mix with 3/4 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup sour cream (or mayonnaise) and 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Makes: about 1 cup dip for 8 servings (2 Tbsp. each, about 60 calories)

Vinaigrette: Combine 2 Tbsp. dry mix with 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup red-wine, white-wine or cider vinegar and 2 Tbsp. water in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Makes: about 1 cup dressing for 8 servings (2 Tbsp. each, about 130 calories)


Usage Suggestions

A rich blend of exotic spices created for aromatic flavor, perfect for use in slow-cooking with lamb, beef or chicken.

Try with couscous and lentils, kabobs and salads.

Try it as a rub for grilled or roasted meat or vegetables.

The spice mix is also perfect for making a delicious dip or vinaigrette

The blend typically includes oregano as well as thyme and marjoram, which are all found in Greek seasoning as well. Za'atar does contain sumac and sesame seeds, which are not found in Greek seasoning but neither of those two flavors will stop it from serving as an effective Greek seasoning.


Contents

A rich blend of exotic spices created for aromatic flavor which include onion, garlic, oregano, all spice, cloves, marjoram, thyme, mint, basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, Za'atar, salt and pepper, all used in Mediterranean cuisines.


Background

Visit Istanbul's spice bazaar and you'll see why Turkey is famous for its spices. Stacks and stacks of freshly ground spices line the aisles of this historic bazaar and wow visitors with their aromas and colors.


Fresh, natural, pure herbs and spices blended and packed in Australia from imported and local ingredients then flown directly to our California Epicurean Kitchen.


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