St. Sarkis Halva/Սուրբ Սարգիս հալվա
St. Sarkis Day is coming up, and there are traditions (and recipes) associated with both the day and eve!
Olive and Walnut Salad (Shepherd's Dinner)
Olive and Walnut Salad, or Shepherd’s Dinner, is a delicious dish that hails from Musa Ler, which is rich in both olives and walnuts. It is said to have been created out of utility, as it was a quick and accessible meal for those working the land.
Armenian Sweet Pudding/Անուշապուր
Անուշապուր (anoushabour), which directly translates to sweet soup, is a delicious pudding that is associated with good fortune and prosperity. For that reason, it is most commonly served around the holidays, namely New Year and Armenian Christmas.
Preserved Grape Leaves
Grape leaves are an essential component of delicious dolma (or tolma). While you can conveniently buy them ready-made in a shop, the following recipe (and video) share how you can pick and preserve your own!
Red Lentil Patties/Ոսպով կոլոլակ
Red lentil patties, or ոսպով կոլոլակ, is proof that there is beauty (and flavor) in simplicity.
A staple for many Armenians–vegan or not, it consists of red lentils, bulgur, onion, greens, and spices. As is the case with many Armenian dishes, it goes by various names, including the more popular vospov kufteh.
Topik/թոփիկ (or topig!) is a delicious mezze or appetizer that is usually served during Lent. It is a specialty of Armenians from Istanbul (or bolsahyes) and is completely vegan!