Lemon Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Chevapcici



Chevapcici (CHE-VAP-CHI-CHI) are small sausages from Croatia and all around the Mediterranean. They are typical street food and I love them in all kinds of meat. These are made from ground turkey and this is a perfect small recipe for two people. I have made them with sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, basil, parsley and a few simple spices for something a bit different. Once you try them you will find a million ways to make them.


You will need:


  • 1 lb ground turkey – dark meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato- chopped fine or pureed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest- finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • salt/pepper- a good grinding of pepper and a generous pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

brush while cooking on grill with 1/2  lemon juiced and  2 tbsp olive oil



Step 1: put everything except meat in a food processor or use a knife to chop finely. Add all ingredients to turkey and mix well.



Step 2: roll into small  fingers- makes about 12-13 chevapcici which is perfect for two people. You can leave in fridge for a few hours or grill right away.



Step 3: grill a few minutes on each side brushing with lemon and olive oil.



Serve with a fresh salad and enjoy!






































2 responses

    • It’s not a traditional chevap but, you know something a little bit different. I like them every way!! I could eat them all the time!

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