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Haydari (Herb Yogurt Spread)


Courtesy of Elif Selvili
Photography by Whitney Arostegui

Try this spread as an appetizer served with bread and olives. It can also be used as a garnish for meat or chicken dishes.

Super easy

Haydari (Herb Yogurt Spread)


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 2 cups yogurt cheese (made from 5 c. of yogurt, click here to learn how to make your own)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoons Turkish red pepper (or substitute red pepper flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint

Haydari (Herb Yogurt Spread) Directions

  1. Place the yogurt cheese in a large bowl and add the garlic, walnuts, pepper, dill and salt and mix gently. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  2. To serve, drizzle the olive oil over the spread and sprinkle with the dried mint. Serve with assorted olives and bread.

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