Turkish recipes

Turkish cuisine is a fantastic celebration of big flavours and plenty of spice. Try these Turkish recipes including lamb koftas, chicken shish and syrup-soaked baklava.

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Quick chicken kebabs

Quick chicken recipes

Quick chicken kebabs

Bring the taste of the Med straight to your table with these quick Turkish-style chicken...

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The very best baklava

Sweet tart recipes

The very best baklava

Versions of this crisp, nutty confection abound in Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle...

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Turkish pide with marinated artichokes, broccoli and cheese

Turkish pide with marinated artichokes, broccoli and cheese

”Oklava, the first restaurant I opened, is named after the rolling pin traditionally used to...

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Lamb shish with olive and walnut tahini

Quick and easy lamb recipes

Lamb shish with olive and walnut tahini

Succulent griddled lamb is piled onto warm flatbreads and drizzled with a tahini and yoghurt...

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Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

Rice recipes

Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

This recipe is from James Whetlor’s cookbook, Goat: Cooking and Eating. If you can manage...

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Courgettes with chilli-spiced yogurt and poached eggs

Brunch recipes

Courgettes with chilli-spiced yogurt and poached eggs

Courgettes are cooked in yoghurt and chilli before being topped with perfectly poached eggs in...

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Zesty lamb chops with couscous

Quick and easy lamb recipes

Zesty lamb chops with couscous

Lamb chops are quick to cook making them ideal for speedy weeknight cooking. We’ve served...

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Lamb kofte with salad

Lamb mince recipes

Lamb kofte with salad

Couscous in the fridge? Rustle up these Middle Eastern spiced meaty morsels in half an...

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Pine nut, feta, spinach and mint börek

Filo pastry recipes

Pine nut, feta, spinach and mint börek

These crispy feta and spinach filo pastries – or börek – by Turkish Cypriot chef...

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Flatbreads with raisin, pine nut & caper pesto

Pizza recipes

Flatbreads with raisin, pine nut & caper pesto

A slightly different take on pizza, but one that’s just as delicious. Sweet, salty and...

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Charred broccoli with anchovy and tahini sauce

Broccoli recipes

Charred broccoli with anchovy and tahini sauce

Looking for a way to jazz up broccoli? This it. The slightly salty and creamy...

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Lebanese kofte

Lebanese kofte

Serve these spicy, marinated lamb koftes with a cooling tahini yogurt dip, toasted pittas and...

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Rice salad with pomegranate molasses

Lunch recipes to take to work

Rice salad with pomegranate molasses

This is a fantastic vegetarian rice salad that you can easily pop in a tupperware...

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Chia minty buffalo yogurt lamb with wholewheat couscous salad

Chia minty buffalo yogurt lamb with wholewheat couscous...

Something a little different to your traditional Sunday lunch, but Vladia Cobrdova’s Middle Eastern-style lamb...

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Jewelled freekeh salad

Healthy salad recipes

Jewelled freekeh salad

This spiced, Middle Eastern-style salad of freekah, aubergine and courgettes is a fantastic side dish...

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Turkish lentils with chicken and carrots

Leftover chicken recipes

Turkish lentils with chicken and carrots

Use leftover roast chicken in this speedy lentil recipe for two people. With fresh herbs,...

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Lebanese rice and lentils (mujaddara)

Lebanese rice and lentils (mujaddara)

This Ottolenghi-inspired dish of rice and lentils is full of warming Lebanese flavours – a...

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Lahmacun

Lahmacun

Lahmacun is a traditional Middle Eastern flatbread recipe that is also known as Turkish Pizza....

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Arabian Nights double upside-down cake

Upside-down cake recipes

Arabian Nights double upside-down cake

Studded with fresh figs, raspberries, pistachios and Turkish delight – John Whaite’s double upside-down cake...

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Spiced lamb with samphire and sumac salad

Spiced lamb with samphire and sumac salad

Selin Ziazim’s recipe uses tender lamb, marinated in an array of spices, to create a...

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Natasha Corrett’s sweet potato falafels

Sweet potato recipes

Natasha Corrett’s sweet potato falafels

Much healthier than the fried version but still crispy on the outside, soft on the...

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Cheese and rosemary honey kadaif (shredded pastry pie)

Pie recipes

Cheese and rosemary honey kadaif (shredded pastry pie)

A homage to Levantine dishes, our cheese and rosemary honey kadaif is crisp with a...

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Broccoli and carrot tabbouleh

Broccoli and carrot tabbouleh

Zita Steyn’s gluten-free tabbouleh recipe is perfect for a light lunch or vegetarian side dish.

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Crispy aubergines with lentil tabbouleh and yogurt dressing

Friday night dinners

Crispy aubergines with lentil tabbouleh and yogurt dressing

This is a recipe where all the elements come together in perfect harmony: crispy spiced...

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September 2019