5 Easy No Bake Recipes For A Quick Rakı Table
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​​​​​​​Your friends called and said, "We've got rakı, let's meet at your place this evening". You also wanted to meet up with them ad enjoy a rakı night. So you agreed, but you have no idea how to put together a rakı table in such a short time. On this article, you will find easy mezze recipes that you can prepare very quickly. If you're hosting only a few friends, the portions in the recipes will be enough. If you're expecting it to be a crowded rakı table, then double the portions. Enjoy preparing and get ready for a feast.

​​Middle East Vibes with Hummus

​There is no doubt that Middle Eastern cuisine is at every restaurant's radar around this year. The most practical mezze from that region is hummus. With very few ingredients and a food processor in good condition, you can easily prepare it. Make sure you have enough pita bread for dipping in. Click here​ and learn how to do it

A Crisp Bite: Shirazi Salad

Following the Middle Eastern influence, Shirazi Salad will bring freshness to your table. You can play with the ingredients, as long as you don't cut the tomatoes. Parsley and mint are also must-haves in this salad. Get ready to prepare your shopping list and Click here to find all of the ingredients.

You Never Had Cheese This​​ Way: Feta Stuffed Red Peppers

Beyaz peynir (feta) is a staple for rakı tables. However, you can add color to your rakı table by stuffing red peppers with cheese. We know how hard it may be to find beyaz peynir when you're living abroad. In that case, you may use different kinds of cheese and make your own cheese mix. Your friends will love your cheese interpretation. 

Feta Stuffed Red Peppers Recipe


  • A bowl of feta cheese

  • Fresh basil

  • Fresh mint

  • Garlic

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Roasted red peppers


Crumble the feta cheese. Mince the basil, mint and garlic. Ass them over the feta cheese with olive oil. Mix well. Fill the red peppers with the cheese mixture.​

Share, savour, enjoy!​

Challenge Your Spice Lover Friends with Ezme

Three main ingredients are tomatoes, onions and chilli peppers. And of course, you will use spices along the way. You can change the count of peppers depending on yours and your friends' spice tolerance. Click here to find out how you can prepare ezme and complete the spicy element of your rakı table.

Cool Down with Haydari

​At rakı tables, our eyes always look for a yoghurt based mezze which brings a cool and fresh taste to our mouths. Haydari is one of the easiest yoghurt based dishes; we can say it's the easiest one on this list. Watch this video to make delicious haydari within minutes.

You've put together a great rakı table in a very short time. Now you deserve a rest. Your friends already said they're bringing the rakı but just in case you might run out, c​lick​ here​ to order some more. Your friends will be surprised how quick you were in the kitchen and you will share, savour and enjoy this spontaneous rakı night.