Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tomato and cheese snack for breakfast
Breakfast is definitely one of the most important meals in Turkey and Middle East countries, such as Syria, Saudo Arabia, etc. Generally, on a Middle Eastern breakfast table you will find olives, cucumber and tomato, humus with fresh bread, fried or boiled egg, jam, different cheeses or snacks with cheese. As my husband's mother has some Arabic origin, time from time she makes this snack. And because my husband grew up eating such food, so every now and again I make something Middle Eastern. Usually lor peynir ( similar to riccota cheese with some added flavour) is used. In Hatay region you can buy lor cheese mixed with various spices and wrapped up in balls. This time I had pure lor cheese and made a simple snack for breakfast.
What we need:
100gr of lor cheese/ riccota cheese
some fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon of fresh or dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of fresh or dried mint
some red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon juice
1 chopped tomato
1 small onion (optional)
2 tbsp of olive oil
What we have to do:
1. Cut tomato and onion into small cubes, add salt and pepper,red pepper flakes, thyme, mint, chopped parsley. Mix it well.
2. Add cheese into vegetable and spice mix, drizzle lemon juice and mix it. Finally garnish with more fresh parsley and drizzle some olive oil. Serve with fresh bread or fried eggs. Enjoy!