Eat Like A Sultan With Turkish Bean Recipes

Saturday December 1, 2012

By Elizabeth Taviloglu, Guide for Turkish Food

Are you a vegetarian, trying to eat healthy or trying to stretch your budget? Or do you simply love beans?

If you have visions of navy beans, Great Northern beans, chick peas and red lentils dancing in your head, you should find out more about Turkish cuisine. In Turkey, the dry bean is considered by many to be the "sultan of the common man's kitchen."

There are endless delicious recipes for beans and other legumes like lentils and peas cooked in Turkish kitchens and loved by rich and poor alike. In fact, a simply stew of navy beans, onion and tomato served over rice is considered Turkey's unofficial national dish.

Beans are usually bought in bulk and stored for weeks or even months. They are used in soups, main courses, salads, appetizers and even in desserts like "asure" (ah-SURE'-ey), better known as "Noah's Pudding."

If you are searching for great new recipes for beans, read my new article called Dry Beans Are The Sultan Of The Turkish Kitchen. You'll find information about the important place of beans in Turkish cuisine and culture, cooking tips for dry beans and links to several great Turkish bean and lentil recipes.

Come on bean lovers, learn to add some Turkish flare to your menus with these healthy, new bean recipes.

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