Chard Stalks in Yogurt Sauce

Siliq Mutabal

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Preparation info

  • 4

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

The Cuisine of Life

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

When Siliq Bil Zeyt (chard with oil) is prepared, the stalks of the chard are used for this dish — yet another way to use every last bit of your ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (40 ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups (80 grams) chopped Swiss chard stalks, cut in ½-cm (¼-inch) chunks
  • 1 cup (250 grams) yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) tahini
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon (30 grams) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (300 grams) pomegranate seeds

    Method

    Warm the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat, then add the garlic and cook for a few minutes. Add the chard stalks, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the stalks are quite tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

    Add the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well, transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with pomegranate seeds, if using.

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