With countless vegetables dishes Turkey is heaven for vegetarians.  Vegetables cooked in olive oil and served at room temperature are unique to the Turkish cuisine and they offer a large variety of tastes and flavors.  These are relatively simple to prepare dishes too.  Typically, chopped onions are sauteed in olive oil, then the vegetables are added and sauteed for a few more minutes so they can soak some of the olive oil.  Then, the lid is closed, heat is reduced to low and the vegetables are cooked for less than 1/2 hour.  Some of the recipes include a little tomato, mainly for umami.

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