Rokali Haydari



(Creamy Yogurt Dip with Arugula) Altered in a few places; from a recipe found on turkishcookbook. Some folks have a real aversion to mint in which case you could replace it with fresh dill. FRESH is the key word here.


★★★★★ 2 votes

about 2 cups yield
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 c
    plain yogurt (drained until thick; (lebne, turkish or greek yogurt)
  • bunch
    fresh arugula leaves, cleaned, dried in a salad spinner and sliced into thin ribbons (about 1 cup)
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, peeled and minced (used only 1 clove)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh mint, minced (replaces 1 teaspoon dried mint)
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika (subbed with same amount of aleppo powder)
  • ·
    salt, to taste

  • ·
    extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch

How to Make Rokali Haydari


  1. Mix all the ingredients together except for the garnishes. Transfer to a serving platter and add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of cayenne. Serve with pide/pita chips or similar.

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About Rokali Haydari

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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