What can you find on a Meze tray if you come to Turkey?
Slices of Turkish style fetta cheese drizzled with olive oil and served with olives.
Stuffed vine leaves, usually just with rice
Any of the olive oil dishes
Coban salad-tomato and cucumber based salad
Tomato Ezme - like a hot tomato salsa
Slices of Pastirma - turkish style salami
Mucver - zuchinni puffs
Fruits in season
Fried vegetables with garlic yogurt
Fried or pickled fish
Cigara Borek - filo pastries filled with a cheese similar to the continental cottage cheese
Cold bean dishes
Cacik - cucumber salad
Kısır - tabouleah type salad
Bowl of plain yogurt
All of this is usually washed down with alcohol if eaten at a restaraunt. What are your favorite Meze dishes? Want the recipe? Let me know and you can be making wonderful Meze tables at home.