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Top 3 Turkish Snacks

Much like the cuisine, Turkish snacks come in various flavors. Nutty, sweet, or savory, they have a complexity that isn't common in typical western snack fare. While most Turkish snacks can satisfy any sweet or salty craving, they are more nutrient-dense and provide a bit more depth, aroma, and texture. Here are some of the most popular selections we're sure you'll enjoy.

Mr. Nut Roasted White Chickpeas

Cooking with chickpeas is common in Turkish cuisine, and you'll find them as an addition to stews and salads. Yet chickpeas are great for snacking, too, and roasted chickpeas are among the chickpea-based snacks that are popular throughout the region. While many prepare it themselves, these roasted white chickpeas are a nutritious and delicious time-saving solution. Salty, crunchy, thoroughly satisfying, and packed with fiber and protein for healthier snacking. Perfect for an energy boost when you're on the go, toss these roasted chickpeas on your salads, add them to dried fruit blends, or grab a bunch and start munching; however you enjoy these chickpeas snacks, they'll fill you up and give you the protein boost you need.

Moda Spinach and Cheese Gozleme

A popular street food, gozleme is a traditional Turkish turnover layered with an array of savory ingredients like potatoes, meat, and cheese and is then deep-fried. It's so delicious, but it takes some work to make. So what to do when you're craving creamy spinach and cheese gozleme but don't feel like whipping up some flatbread? Problem solved. These ready-made phyllo pastries stuffed with creamy Turkish white cheese and fresh spinach are perfect as an appetizer or for between-meal snacking; gozleme is drizzled with olive oil, mildly spiced with onion and red pepper, and they're absolutely delicious. So stock up on these savory pastries and enjoy them whenever you have a craving.

Turkish Delight with Pistachios

Known in Turkey as lokma or lokum, which means 'morsel,' Turkish Delight is a sweet Turkish snack made with condensed jelly, stuffed with pistachios, and dusted with powdered sugar. Besides pistachio, other common fillings of Turkish Delight are dates, walnuts, and hazelnuts. This brightly colored confection is rich, soft, chewy, and commonly flavored with rosewater, mastic, bergamot, or lemon. Lokum has a history going back many centuries to the Ottoman Empire. When a snack has persisted throughout history, you know it has to be good, and lokum is a delight for both kids and adults.

Whether you're craving sweet or savory flavors, these snacks are perfect for subduing and satisfying your between-meal cravings. If you're eager to savor some of these delicious snacks, you'll find them at our online grocery delivery service in New Jersey and other surrounding areas. At Basil Grocery, we have an incredible selection of Turkish groceries, including halal meats, seafood, cheese, loaves of bread, and much more.

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