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young carrot burger

Recipe: Young carrot burger

Serves: 4
  • 4 buns
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • Cut the buns in halves and toast them. Assemble the burgers: bun, spinach, carrot patty, sauce, bun.

Recipe: Carrot patties

  • 400 g of grated young carrot
  • 250 g of cooked chickpeas
  • one red onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
  • one tsp. of ground cumin
  • one tsp. of chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • one tbsp. of butter
  • Melt butter in a frying pan, add 1/2 tsp. of cumin and 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. Add carrots and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Blend carrots and chickpeas - they should be combined, but not too smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and combine.
  • Form four patties. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 180C for about 15 minutes..

Recipe: Yoghurt and cucumber sauce

  • 1/2 cup of grated cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • salt and pepper
  • Combine all the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

spinach lahmacun

Lahmacun, the Turkish pizza, is a thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, usually lamb or beef.

It is traditionally baked in stone oven and sprinkled with freshly squeezed lemon juice before serving.

This is a vegetarian version with spinach and feta cheese.

Recipe: Dough

  • 500 g of wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp, of active dry yeast
  • 400 ml of lukewarm water
  • one tsp. of salt
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Place sieved flour in a large bowl and combine with yeast and salt.
  • Gradually add water, stirring constantly. Add olive oil and work the dough by hand.
  • Once it's smooth and elastic place in an oiled bowl, cover with cloth and set aside in a warm place for about an hour.

Recipe: Spinach

  • 750 g of fresh spinach
  • red onion, sliced
  • garlic, sliced
  • one tbsp. of butter
  • Melt butter in a skillet, add onion and garlic and cook until transculent.
  • Add spinach and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, until the leaves have slightly wilted.

Recipe: Spinach lahmacun

  • When the dough has risen, form little balls (the recipe is enough for about 20 small lahmacuns). Using a roller pin roll out the balls very thinly.
  • Top each with spinach, crumbled feta and chopped parsley.
  • Bake at 220 C for 7-10 minutes.
  • Before serving, top with freshly ground black pepper.

orange salad

Recipe: Orange vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • one tsp. of white wine vinegar
  • one tsp. of coarse mustard
  • one tsp. of honey
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Whisk all its ingredients together.

Recipe: Orange salad

  • a handful of baby spinach
  • an orange, peeled and sliced
  • a handful of walnuts
  • a couple of dark grapes, cut in half
  • 100 g of blue cheese
  • a few leaves of fresh mint