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Turkish Pomegranate Molasses Salad Dressing

This is wonderful dressing for green salads and much more!
In my case my greens were zucchini and green pepper. I still had some pomegranate seeds so I added some to the salad as well. 
For the dressing I used all the ingredients including the sumac and the dried mint, both from a Turkish shop ūüôā !
The pomegranate molasses is perfect to balance the sourness of the lemon juice, vinegar and sumac!
Letting the sauce sit for about one hours makes turn it even more delicious!


1/4 can(s)lemon juice (fresh)
1/4 colive oil
1/4 cbalsamic vinegar
1/4 cpomegranate molasses
1 clovegarlic, minced
1/2 tspdried mint
1/2 tspsumac (optional)
1/2 tspsalt
1/2 mediumred onion, finely chopped
ground black pepper, to taste

Rice With Pine Nuts and Pistachios

Tasty and impressive rice with wonderful texture! Great side dish for Turkish dishes and much more!


  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace (optional)

Source and recipe description:  http://www.food.com/recipe/rice-with-pine-nuts-and-pistachios-457048  by LifeIsGood

How to Make Turkish/Greek Coffee


Annacia’s¬†Turkish coffee recipe is simply perfect and the coffee I preapred was the best¬†Turkish coffee I’ve ever prepared. The main point is: heat slowly and don’t let it boil. I was scared to prepare this because I still had some coffee (I used Greek coffee powder) that I had to use and I was not sure if this was fresh enough.

I made this only for me: I heated one coffee cup of water with the sugar and cardamom. When I saw it was hot I added the¬†coffee powder and I continued heating slowly, without let them boil. As soon as I saw that the coffee started to sink and the foam begun to be be formed. I stirred once.¬†I did not let him turn to hot and not let him “to rise” I simply continued brewing for about 2 minutes until I feel that it was ready: foamy but no more coffee powder on the surface.

The coffee was perfect, great taste, foamy and enough and the powder stood only on the bottom of the cup!

I enjoyed it with a small “quince paste” and a glass of water.


  • 2 small turkish coffee cups fresh cold water
  • 2 Tbsp turkish ground coffee (powder)
  • 4 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 2 pinch ground cardamom

Source: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/drink/drink-non-alcoholic-drink/how-to-make-turkish-ccoffee.html by Annacia *