Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze, Pepper Bread, Hummus, Tray Kebab!????

A Feast You SHOULDN'T Miss

by Refika Kitchen
Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze

Turkish Dinner are on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

Hello lovelies! Today we have an incredibly fulfilling feast for both your eyes and your belly ????
We have not one, not two, DEFINITELY not three, but FIVE recipes in variety from our beloved Antakya (Antiochia).

We’re gonna be starting with red pepper flatbread, a recipe we’re sure most of you have not heard of but will definitely enjoy surprising your loved ones with for many years to come.

Then, we’re going to be mixing in a delicious green olive salad, and continue on with a beautiful tahini tarator, followed up by our favorite hummus recipe! Last but not least, we’re going to be making Tepsi kebabi, or tray kebab, a specialty from our beloved Antakya for our main course ???? Enjoy today’s video, and don’t forget to let us know what you think we should be doing next! Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Tray Kebab Tepsi Kebabi
  • Tahini Tarator
  • Red Pepper Flatbread Biberli Ekmek
  • Hummus
  • Green Olive Salad Zeytin Öfelemesi
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
  • Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze

Follow along with the ???? recipes below????????????????

Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner Meze
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Grand Antiochia Turkish Dinner

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


Red Pepper Flatbread (Biberli Ekmek)

Red Pepper Flatbread Biberli Ekmek

  • 7 lavash bread (tortilla or any flatbread works great)
  • 200 gr white cheese, diced (also known as feta)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons nigella seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 7 sprigs of thyme
  • 15-20 green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Green Olive Salad (Zeytin Öfelemesi)

Green Olive Salad Zeytin Öfelemesi

  • 250 gr green olives, pitted
  • 3 sprigs of spring onion, finely chopped
  • 15 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate sour (can be sold as pomegranate molasses or syrup but then it should taste more sour than sweet)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • 1 handful of pomegranate seeds

Tahini Tarator:

Tahini Tarator

  • 50 ml tahini (4 tablespoons)
  • 50 ml warm water (4 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 handful of walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped



  • 400 gr canned chickpeas (~14 oz, ~0.9 lb)
  • 6 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 cubes of ice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

To garnish:

  • Ground sumac
  • ground cumin
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Parsley, to decorate

Tray Kebab (Tepsi Kebabı)

Tray Kebab Tepsi Kebabi

  • 500g ground beef, single ground (alternatively, lamb meat or a combination of beef & lamb)
  • 1 green pepper, very finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, very finely chopped
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • Half a bunch of parsley, very finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • To garnish,
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pepper paste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into chunky wedges
  • 5 green peppers
  • 2 red onions, cut into chunky wedges
  • 3-4 lavash bread


Red Pepper Flatbread (Biberli Ekmek)

  1. Preheat your oven to 220C (430F).
  2. Combine and crumble the white cheese and the onion in a bowl.
  3. Add the pepper paste, nigella seeds, sesame seeds, green olives, and thyme. Pour in the olive oil and mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Let it rest for a while so that all the flavors can combine.
  5. Spread a full tablespoon of the mixture on the lavash and place it into the bottom of the oven and bake for 2 minutes. Then, transfer it to the top rack of the oven and bake for another two minutes.
  6. Your delicious and simple pepper bread is ready to enjoy!

Green Olive Salad (Zeytin Öfelemesi)

  1. Put the pitted olives in a bowl.
  2. Add the spring onion and parsley.
  3. Then add the pomegranate sour, olive oil, and pepper flakes and mix.
  4. Transfer to a dish and top with pomegranate seeds.

Tahini Tarator:

  1. Put the walnuts and the garlic in a bowl; pour the tahini and water over it.
  2. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and whisk until the texture becomes creamy.
  3. Sprinkle the parsley and it's ready to enjoy with a piece of bread or to uplift your meat dishes as a dip.


  1. For a perfectly smooth hummus first, you need to peel the chickpeas. Add 400 gr canned chickpeas in a large bowl and rub to take the skin off.
  2. Fill the bowl with water and the skins will start to float. When you drain, the skins will group on water and it will be much easier to collect.
  3. Add peeled chickpeas, 2 cloves of garlic, half of a teaspoon salt, 6 tablespoons of tahini, and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a food processor.
  4. Squeeze a lemon juice and run for 7-8 minutes on low-medium speed.
  5. While the food processor is working the hummus will heat up. To avoid that add 6 cubes of ice gradually. Ice will help to make smooth hummus as well.
  6. After a couple of minutes, the hummus will be okay but not smooth enough. Don’t give up and continue until the hummus is creamy. You can run at high speed at this stage.
  7. Taste and adjust the lemon, tahini, and salt to your taste. Garlic and olive oil always need time to settle. If you leave 2-3 hours before eating the taste will improve.
  8. When the hummus is ready, make a little crater with the back of a spoon.
  9. Sprinkle ground sumac, cumin, and parsley leaves. Last but not least pour 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  10. Enjoy your creamy, tasty, simple hummus with lavash or chips as your spoon!

Tray Kebab (Tepsi Kebabı)

  1. Preheat your oven to 280 C (535 F).
  2. Mix the green pepper, red pepper, onion, parsley, garlic, and ground beef in a large bowl.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Knead it until all the ingredients are combined. Wet your hands occasionally while kneading to prevent any stickiness.
  4. Oil a round preferably copper tray and spread the meat mixture on it evenly. Round the edges with a wooden spatula.
  5. To make the sauce, mix the pepper paste and water. Spread it onto the meat mixture.
  6. With the back of your knife, you can roughly slice and portion before baking.
  7. Top with the green peppers, red onion wedges, and tomato wedges.
  8. Place the tray into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The magnificent kebab is ready to scoop up with your lavash!
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