If you are new to Eech (also called Itch), it is basically a tomato-y bulgur salad, similar to Tabouleh in some ways, but way less parsley (so hooray for less chopping), and it’s a dish that you can enjoy hot or cold. In my Armenian culture, it is typically enjoying during Lent, when many families give up eating meat. It’s a vegan and vegetarian dish that is oh-so-comforting and oh-so-filling. We would never miss the meat!
My grandma used to fill grape leaves with eech and roll it up. I love filling romaine lettuce leaves with eech, and enjoying it that way. My American husband just fills a gigantic bowl and eats it as-is. However you choose to enjoy your eech, I can tell you that your life will be changed!
The recipe I am going to share with you guys, is my twist on my late Grandma Peris’ recipe. I miss her so much. I remember going to her house after elementary school and running to the kitchen to taste all of her amazing culinary creations – this is one of them.
If you haven’t made an Armenian recipe before, get ready for the ride of your life. Our dishes are filled with so much flavor and so much love. Enjoy!