Middle Eastern Food Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Easy Recipe for Lokma (Fried Sweet Dough)
Lokma is a Turkish fried sweet dough that is covered in a simple syrup. Served as a dessert, lokma is a popular coffee accompaniment.

Lavash Middle Eastern Bread Recipe
Recipe for lavash, a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries. Lavash is made of flour, water, and salt.

Chicken Shawarma (Pita Sandwich) Recipe
Shawarma is like the ultimate on the go meal. Thinly sliced meat, wrapped in a pita bread with veggies and sauce is a delicious quick meal.

Middle Eastern Appetizer Recipes - Mezze
Middle eastern food offers several types of appetizers, or mezze. Learn the recipes to your favorite middle eastern appetizers, like falafel, hummus, tabouleh, and more. The middle eastern recipes featured are simple and perfect for beginners!

Middle Eastern Cookbooks
Looking for some more ideas for cooking Middle Eastern food? Invest in a good cookbook. These Middle Eastern cookbook reviews and suggestions will help you decide which cookbooks are the best to buy.

Middle Eastern Food and Culture 101
Discover Middle Eastern food and it's culture in a beginner friendly environment. Here you will learn where to buy middle eastern food ingredients, so you can prepare recipes like hummus, falafel, and more. Explore the traditions and etiquette of Middle Eastern dining and how region can affect the food and how it is served.

Middle Eastern Food FAQs
A collection of commonly asked questions about Middle Eastern Food.

Middle Eastern Ingredients - Spices - Herbs
Learn the ingredients, herbs, and spices that are essential in the making of fine Middle Eastern food. Discover where to buy hard to find Middle Eastern food ingredients to make your favorite recipes like hummus, falafel, and kofta.

Sauteed Pears with Yogurt, Honey and Pistachios
Recipe for pears sauteed in butter and drizzled with honey sweetened yogurt and pistachios.

A Recipe for Beef Shawarma
Shawarma is like the ultimate on the go meal. Thinly sliced meat, wrapped in a pita bread with veggies and sauce is a delicious quick meal.

Learn this Easy Kibbeh Recipe
Kibbeh is one of those foods that you crave, and you won't be satisfied until you eat it. There are many recipes for kibbeh, but this one is easy.

Moutabel - A Spicy Eggplant Dip Recipe
Learn how to make moutabel, a spicy Lebanese dip made from eggplant that is similar to Baba ghannouj. Also learn tips for buying and cooking eggplant.

MIddle Eastern Cook Tips and Techniques
Learn how to cook Middle Eastern food like a pro with these helpful tips and techniques. Includes articles with photos showing how to prepare each recipe step by step.

How to Store and Keep Fresh Lamb
Proper storage is a necessity when handling lamb. Learn how long lamb keeps in the refrigerator and freezer and to minimize bacteria growth.

Pumpkin Jam Recipe
This recipe for pumpkin jam is perfect for fall! Using fresh pumpkin, you can easily make a jam that is great for desserts and breakfast dishes.

What Is the Difference Between Lamb and Mutton
Lamb and mutton are two meats that are commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking. Both are sheep, but what is the difference?

Yogurt Garlic Sauce Recipe
Recipe for yogurt garlic sauce that is often used for shawarma or for meats. It makes an excellent alternative to mayonaise.

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Hummus. Middle Eastern Food. Page 4.

Moutabel. Middle Eastern Food. Page 5.

Middle Eastern Food - Regional Middle Eastern Recipes
Middle Eastern food can differ greatly by region. Here you will find food recipes from different regions like Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and more.

Iraq Photo Gallery
Photo tour of Iraq. Middle Eastern Food.

Ful Medames
Ful Medames. Middle Eastern Food. Page 10.

Kisir. Middle Eastern Food. Page 9.

Sigara Boregi
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Iraq Photo Gallery
Photo tour of Iraq. Middle Eastern Food. Page 7.

Iraq Photo Gallery
Photo tour of Iraq. Middle Eastern Food. Page 4.

Iraq Photo Gallery
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Middle Eastern Recipes - Egyptian Recipes
A collection of recipes from Egypt. Egyptian recipes are simple, with easy to find ingredients. Egyptian cuisine is made with many herbs and spices and different meats.

Iranian Recipes - Recipes from Iran - Persian Recipes
A collection of recipes from Iran. Iranian food is unique, and is often called Persian food.

Middle Eastern Recipes - Recipes from Israel
Learn how to cook authentic Israeli recipes in this collection of delicious recipes from Israel.

Moroccan Recipes - Recipes from Morocco
A collection of recipes from Morocco. Moroccan food is very unique and usually contains many spices with lots of flavor!

Middle Eastern Food - Palestinian Recipes - Recipes from Palestine
a collection of Palestinian recipes. Recipes from Palestine are easy with lots of flavor.

Middle Eastern Food - Middle Eastern Side Dish Recipes
A collection of Middle Eastern side dish recipes to include side dishes with rice, vegetables, fruits and more. Couscous, foul madammas, and fattoush are all excellent complements to many Middle Eastern entrees.

Middle Eastern Food Trends
A recap of the Middle Eastern food trends showcased at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranite
Learn how to de-seed a pomegranate.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate
Learn how to de-seed a pomegranite.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate
Learn how to de-seed and eat a pomegranate.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate
Learn how to remove the seeds of a pomegranate.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate
Lean how to de-seed a pomegranate.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate
Learn how to properly and easily remove the seeds from a pomegranate.

Cut off the crown of the pomegranante.
Learn how to de-seed a pomegranate.

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How to Make Pita Bread - Step by Step Photo Guide
Want to make the perfect pita bread? Learn how in this step by step guide featuring detailed photographs. Pita bread is a staple in Middle eastern diets.

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Toasted Almonds Recipe - How to Toast Almonds
Learn how to toast almonds to use in salads and other recipes. Toasted almonds are a healthy snack that can easily be made at home.

Hummus Recipes - Collection of Hummus Recipes - How to Make Hummus
Hummus can be prepared in more ways than you could ever image. Explore hummus recipes and articles about the best appetizer to come from the Middle East! Discovery many new hummus recipes in this collection!

Middle Eastern Recipes - Holiday and Special Occasion Recipes and Planner
There are many holidays and special occasions in the Middle eastern culture in which you would serve certain foods. Learn what foods are typically served during Ramadan and Eid al Fitr, Christmas, and other holidays.

Baba Ghannouj - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Baba Ghannouj, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 6.

Chicken Shawarma - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Chicken Shawarma, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 2.

Falafel - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Falafel, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 7.

Grilled Vegetables - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Grilled Vegetables, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 12.

Hummus - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Hummus, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 9.

Kebabs - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Kebabs, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery

Labneh - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Labneh, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 13.

Moutabel - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Moutabel, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 11.

Pita bread - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
pita bread, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 3.

Sigara Boregi - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Sigara Boregi, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 10.

Tabouleh - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Tabbouleh, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 5.

Turkish Coffee - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Turkish Coffee, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 4.

Turkish Delight - Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
Turkish Delight, Part of The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery. Page 8.

The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery
A collection of photos of the most popular and recognized Middle Eastern foods worldwide.

The Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods Photo Gallery
A collection of photos of the most popular and recognized Middle Eastern foods worldwide.

Potato and Butternut Squash Latkes
Recipe for potato and butternut squash fritters with labneh and cumin

Pear and Pistachio Galette
Recipe for a rustic pear pie with a pistachio crust and a cinnamon honey glaze.

Spiced Honey Cake
Cake baked with honey, cinnamon and ginger and topped with a spiced honey glaze.

Round Up of Rosh Hashanah Foods
A round up of sweet and savory foods traditional for the Jewish new year.

8 Delicious Hanukkah Doughnut Ideas!
Recipes for 8 delicious variations on the classic jelly filled Hanukkah doughnuts.

Not Your Mama's Latkes!
Recipes for 8 variations on classic Chanuka potato pancakes.

The Many Different Types of Olive Oil
Explore the many types of olive oil and how they can be used in your kitchen and also to boost health!

Hummus with Pine Nuts Recipe
Recipe for chickpea hummus with toasted pine nuts.

Tahini - Collection of Recipes by Ingredient
Tahini is a Middle Eastern pantry essential. It is the basis for many traditional Middle Eastern recipes such as hummus and baba ghannouj. Tahini can be used in so many other recipes, as found in this 10 best recipes made using tahini.

How to Make Hummus Without Tahini - Recipe
Recipe for hummus without tahini, the perfect hummus recipe for those who don't like tahini. Tahini is a sauce made from sesame seeds. This recipe is perfect with those with sesame seed allergies or don't like the flavor of sesame.

How to Make Sun Dried Tomato Hummus - Recipe
Recipe for sun dried tomato hummus, a delicious variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus. Hummus is simple to make at home and only takes about 10 minutes with this easy recipe.

Lemon Couscous - Easy and Flavorful Recipe
With instant couscous, lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken broth and salt. Tastes good when you first make it, and left-overs are even tastier the next day

Middle Eastern Food - Middle Eastern Dessert and Pastry Recipes
Explore the sweet side of Middle Eastern food with this collection of recipes featuring Middle Eastern pastries, sweets, and desserts. Popular dessert recipes like baklawa, halva, and baboosa are included.

Skillet Peach Cobbler with Cardamom, Pistachios and Honey
Recipe for individual skillet peach cobblers flavored with cardamom and topped with pistachios and a honey yogurt sauce.

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Figs and Honey
Creamy, light dessert mousse made with Greek yogurt and paired with fresh figs and honey syrup.

Roasted Fig Sour Cream Ice Cream
Recipe for a sour cream based ice cream flavored with roasted figs.

Heirloom Tomato Tartine with Feta and Za'atar
Recipe for an appetizer of grilled or toasted bread topped with feta cheese, roasted heirloom tomatoes and za'atar.

Authentic Middle Eastern Food Recipes
Learn how to make authentic middle eastern food like pita bread, hummus, and baba ghanoush in your home with these simple recipes.

Fig and Honey Tart
Recipe for a sweet tart made with mascarpone cheese, lemon, figs and honey.

Dried Chickpeas: How to Soak and Cook
Learn how to properly soak and cook dried chickpeas.

Middle Eastern Food - Middle Eastern Drinks, Coffee and Tea - Sharbat
A collection of Middle Eastern drink (sharbat) recipes including beverages, coffee and tea. Middle Eastern favorites like arabic coffee with cardamom, different flavored teas, and fruit beverages are included.

Fig and Honey Smoothie
Recipe for a creamy Greek yogurt smoothie flavored with banana, fresh figs and honey.

Middle Eastern Food - Main Dish Recipes
Serve a Middle Eastern dish for dinner! Learn how to cook Middle Eastern main dishes with these easy recipes that feature pictures and how to articles. Beef, chicken, seafood, and lamb recipes are offered.

Middle Eastern Food Recipes - Vegetarian Recipes
Middle Eastern food is perfect for vegetarians. Many recipes are without meat, or meat can be subtracted. Learn how to cook savory Middle Eastern vegetarian recipes just like your neighborhood vegan deli prepares them.! Recipe favorites like hummus, tabouleh, falafel and more are featured.

Falafel Pita Sandwich Recipe (With Vegetables and Tahini)
Recipe for a falafel stuffed pita sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and tahini sauce.

Fillo Wrapped Hot Dogs
Recipe for a pigs in a blanket variation of hot dogs wrapped in fillo pastry.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe With Tahini
Recipe for a spicier version of chickpea and tahini hummus made with roasted red peppers.

Healthy Black Bean Hummus Recipe
Recipe for black bean hummus, a tasty alternative to traditional hummus. This black bean hummus recipe is made with traditional hummus ingredients and black beans instead of chickpeas.

Joojeh Kebab Recipe with Chicken Breasts
Joojeh kebabs are a Persian type of kebab that has a unique marinade. It is perfect grilled with chicken breasts or whole pieces of chicken, grilled or baked. This recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Minty Ginger Mule Cocktail
Recipe for a vodka cocktail flavored with lime juice, ginger and mint.

Toum Lebanese Dipping Sauce - Recipe
Toum is a traditional Lebanese dipping sauce that really packs a punch and goes perfect with everything from meat to bread. It contains only a handful of ingredients common to every kitchen and is quick and easy to make.

Ful Medames - Egyptian Fava Beans Recipe
Recipe for a common Egyptian breakfast dish made with fava beans, eggs and pita bread.

A Middle Eastern Summer Party
A round-up of Middle Eastern summer recipes appropriate for a cookout or picnic.

Pasta Salad with Spinach, Chickpeas and Tahini
Recipe for a pasta salad with spinach, chickpeas and a tahini vinaigrette dressing.

Honey Pistachio Ice Cream
Recipe for homemade ice cream sweetened with honey and flavored with salted pistachios.

An Introduction to Halal Foods and Ingredients
An introduction to halal foods and halal ingredients including slaughter practices and modern halal street food.

Middle Eastern Spiced Burger
Recipe for grilled hamburgers flavored with cumin, coriander and other Middle Eastern spices.

Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe
Recipe for a basic fluffy rice pilaf dish, cooked in stock with sauteed onions.

Halva Middle Eastern Dessert Recipe
Recipe for an Iranian version of halva candy made with sugar, butter, flour, rosewater and saffron.

Top 4 Best Boxed Falafel Mixes
There are many different types of falfel mixes on the market and some just aren't as good as others. Find out which past my test for the best trasting boxed falafel.

Tomato Tart with Fillo and Feta Cream
Recipe for a savory tart made with phylo dough and filled with a feta cream, tomatoes and za'atar.

Umm Ali Recipe - Egyptian Bread Pudding
Recipe for an Egyptian version of bread pudding made with puff pastry, nuts and coconut.

Halva Ice Cream
Recipe for a creamy ice cream flavored with tahini for a halva candy taste.

Lebanese Rice
Recipe for a Lebanese style rice dish with toasted vermicelli noodles.

Middle Eastern Food - Middle Eastern Soup and Salad Recipes
A collection of soup(shorbat) and salad(salatat) recipes from the Middle East. Featured popular recipes include tabouleh, fattoush and foul nabed.

Middle Eastern Party Salad Platter
Recipe for assembling a salad platter with Middle Eastern flavors and ingredients.

Middle Eastern Restaurants and Dining
Want to know about a Middle Eastern recipe in your city? Look no further. This guide to Middle Eastern dining and restaurants will give you a heads up on great Middle Eastern fare in many cities.

Turkish Cacik Yogurt and Cucumber Dip Recipe
Recipe for a yogurt and cucumber dip or sauce, flavored with garlic and fresh mint.

Za'atar Middle Eastern Spice Mixture Recipe
Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture used in many meats and even vegetables. Learn how to make your own za'atar with this simple recipe.

Tomato and Asparagus Fattoush Salad
Recipe for a Middle Eastern version of a bread salad with asparagus, tomatoes and pita bread.

Celebrating National Hummus Day
A collection of hummus recipes with a variety of flavors and additions.

Cardamom "Apple Pie" Yogurt
Recipe for apples, sauteed in butter, honey, cardamom and cinnamon and served over thick Greek style yogurt.

Breakfast Pita with Yogurt, Eggs and Tomatoes
Recipe for a toasted breakfast pita slathered with yogurt, tomatoes and za'atar and topped with fried eggs.

Spring Peas with Sumac and Feta
Recipe for a side dish of fresh spring peas, sauteed with garlic and sumac and topped with crumbled feta cheese.

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies
Recipe for chewy chocolate chips cookies flavored with sesame paste.

Almond Mandel Bread Cookies
Recipe for traditional almond mandel bread cookies with a no flour Passover recipe option.

Middle Eastern Recipes - Middle eastern Soup and Stew Recipes
Collection of Middle Eastern soup and stew recipes.

Za'atar Matzo Balls
Recipe for light, fluffy matzo balls flavored with za'atar.

Middle Eastern Beef Recipes - Lahem Baqir
A collection of Middle Eastern beef recipes (lahem baqir).

Middle Eastern Food - Middle Eastern Chicken Recipes
A collection of Middle Eastern recipes that use chicken as the main ingredient. Chicken is a popular meat used in Middle Eastern cooking.

Kebab Recipes - How to Make Kebabs - Kebab Recipe Collection
Just about everyone has eaten a kebab at one time or another in their lifetime. Kebabs are skewered meats and vegetables cooked over a hot flame, wither on a grill or under a broiler in the oven. Kebabs can be spelled just as many ways as they can be cooked, from kebab, kabob, kebop, kebap or kabap. Kebabs are the ultimate cookout food and this collection you give you a variety of ways to make kebabs.

Middle Eastern Food Recipes - Lamb Recipes
A collection of Middle Eastern recipes that use lamb. Lamb is widely used in Middle Eastern cooking and there are a variety of ways to cook lamb.

Beet and Chickpea Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe for a Middle Eastern inspired grilled cheese sandwich with a beet falafel patty and melted feta cheese.

Middle Eastern Shepherd's Pie
Recipe for a Middle Eastern spin on a traditional casserole of ground lamb or beef topped with mashed potatoes.

Celebrating Easter with Middle Eastern Flavors
A breakfast to dinner Easter menu with Middle Eastern flavors.

Honey Date Hamantaschen Cookies
Recipe for traditional Purim hamantaschen cookies with a honey and date filling.

Middle Eastern Food Glossary of Terms
A glossary of Middle Eastern food and cooking terms. This Middle Eastern glossary features information on translation and pronunciation.

Middle Eastern Recipes - Middle Eastern Spices and Herbs
A guide to spices and herbs used in Middle Eastern cooking. Spices and herbs are essential in Middle Eastern cooking.

Couscous With Fruit Recipes
Fruit is a common addition to couscous. Here you will find a listing of popular couscous dishes that contain fruit.

Ramadan Recipes and Food Ideas
Food plays a big part in the celebration of Ramadan. Featured are several Ramadan recipes and meal ideas.

Za'atar Roasted Lamb Chops
Recipe for individual lamb chops, coated in za'atar, seared in a cast iron pan and finished in the oven with a simple sauce.

Egg, Tomato and Feta Quiche with Za'atar
Recipe for a quiche or savory tart with a butter an olive oil crust and an egg, tomato and feta cheese filling.

Toasted Pita Bowl Salad
Recipe for a salad of spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and roasted chickpeas, served in a baked pita bowl.

Halva Brownies
Recipe for chocolate brownies baked over a layer of halva candy.

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pistachio Glazed Doughnuts
Recipe for baked chocolate and cinnamon doughnut holes with a chocolate and pistachio glaze.

Honey and Date Sandwich Cookies
Recipe for a dessert made of a honey date paste sandwiched between two shortbread cookies.

Ten Middle Eastern Party Snack Ideas
Ten great recipes for Middle Eastern themed party snacks including sweet, savory and cocktails.

Chicken Shawarma Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Recipe for chicken meatballs made with shawarma spice and cooked in a tomato sauce.

Spinach Fatayer Appetizer Recipe
Spinach fatayers are small triangular pies stuffed with spinach and other ingredients. They are perfect served as appetizers.

Chicken Kofta Recipe with Bell Pepper and Onion
Chicken kofta is perfect for those who don't eat red meat or are trying to cut back. The flavor of this chicken kofta recipe is great!

Easy Maamoul Pastry Recipe
Recipe for maamoul, a nut filled cookie-like pastry that is sweet, yet nutty. Maamoul is served in celebrations in the Middle East.

Pistachio Baklava Recipe
Try this nutty variation of a traditional classic Middle Eastern dessert. Baklava is made with layered phyllo dough, a crisp flaky dough.

Rice Pudding with Rosewater
This rice pudding takes on a Middle Eastern twist with one ingredient - rosewater. Many Middle Eastern desserts contain rosewater.

Pomegranate Chutney Recipe
Pomegranate chutney can be used in a variety of ways. Use at your breakfast table, or in chicken dishes.

Classic Saffron Milk Recipe
Milk with saffron is a drink that has been around for centuries. Popular all over the Middle East and India, it is also known for its medicinal properties.

Almond Butter Hummus Recipe
Almond butter hummus is a great, tahini-free alternative to hummus made with peanuts. Almond butter is a sweet, nutty complimentary flavor to this classic appetizer.

Cilantro and Lemon Hummus Recipe
The smooth consistency of hummus is met with a sweet, pungent lemon flavor with a cilantro twist.

Okra with Tomatoes Recipe
This super easy recipe is a fast version of the original. This is a classic Middle Eastern food dish that is commonly served over white rice.

Zucchini Bechamel Recipe with Beef
Zucchini bechamel is a classic Egyptian dish that is absolutely fabulous! It is called koosa bil bechamel in Arabic and is made with zucchini, beef, and bechamel.

Saffron Pilaf Recipe
Saffron pilaf is a flavorful side that is great alongside chicken. It is extremely easy to prepare.

Simple Middle Eastern Pilaf Recipe with Chickpeas
Traditional pilaf gets new life with the addition of chickpeas! Chickpeas offer fantastic flavor and texture to this tasty side dish.

Cooking Video Games that Will Teach You How to Cook
Learn best by watching? These video games will teach how to cook like a pro in no time. Platforms include Nintendo DS, Wii, Windows and more.

Top Ten Ways to Make the Most of Your Leftovers
Left with leftovers after a delicious meal? Here are some great ways to reuse ingredients to make an entirely different dish!

Middle Eastern Easter Recipes
Although Islam is the majority religion in the Middle East, there are Christians who celebrate Easter. Check out these great Middle Eastern recipes to celebrate Easter.

Middle Eastern Cooking for Kids
No kitchen should be closed to children! Cooking can broaden a child's palette, expose them to new cultures, and of course bring a parent and child closer. Here are some excellent recipes that your child can cook, with your help of course!

Tips for Selecting, Storing, and Using Pomegranates
The pomegranate is one of the oldest, yet forgotten fruits. Learn how to pick the perfect pomegranate, store the fruit and some cooking tips. Includes fabulous pomegranate recipes.

32 Delicious Hummus Recipes
Everything you ever wanted to know about hummus but was afraid to ask! Learn the history of hummus and search a collection of hummus recipes. Recipes include jalepeno, roasted red pepper, garlic and lemon, peanut butter hummus, and more! Hummus is a tasty and healthy appetizer that can easily be made at home!

Ghee Description and Where to Find It
Check out what ghee is and how it is used in Middle Eastern cooking. Ghee is also popular in Indian cooking as well.

Differences Between Tahini and Tahini Sauce
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds, used in hummus and several other Middle Eastern foods. Tahini sauce is made with tahini.

How to Make Beet Hummus
You will love the flavor and the color of this beet hummus. The color comes out vibrantly purple and tastes just as amazing.

Beet Galette with Feta Cheese and Za'atar
Recipe for a rustic savory tart with roasted beets, feta cheese, za'atar and an olive oil dough.

Green Beans with Sauteed Onions and Crunchy Za'atar Breadcrumbs
Recipe for green beans served with sauteed onions and a za'atar breadcrumb topping.

Chocolate Almond Cocktail
Recipe for a vodka cocktail flavored with chocolate and almond liqueurs.

Cumin Cauliflower Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas
Recipe for a potato and cauliflower soup, flavored with cumin and served with crunchy cumin roasted chickpeas.

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Farro with Cumin Roasted Carrots and Cumin Tahini
Recipe for a warm side dish of cooked farro and cumin roasted carrots with a cumin tahini dressing.

Blood Orange Cardamom Cake with Honey Orange Glaze
Recipe for a buttery cake made with blood orange juice and cardamom and drizzled with a honey, blood orange and cardamom glaze.

Banana Date Smoothie with Ginger and Cardamom
Recipe for a Greek yogurt smoothie flavored with banana, ginger, dates and cardamom.

Middle Eastern Pita Tacos
Recipe for taco style sandwiches using grilled chicken, vegetables and Middle Eastern spices and sauces.

Roasted Beet and Feta Cheese Salad with Sumac Dressing
Recipe for a salad made with roasted beets, mixed greens, red onion and crumbled goat cheese with a sumac vinaigrette dressing.

Top 10 Online Middle Eastern Food Stores
A few ingredients in Middle Eastern food may be hard to find for some, but there are Middle Eastern food stores online to shop from. This highlights the best online Middle Eastern food stores.

Chickpea Shawarma
Recipe for chickpeas roasted with Middle Eastern spices.

Crunchy Middle Eastern Chicken Salad
Recipe for a chicken salad with carrots, almonds, za'atar and lemon tahini dressing.

Middle Eastern Pizza
Recipe for pizza made with pita bread, hummus, tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach and za'atar.

Falafel, Tahini and Cumin Roasted Butternut Squash Sandwich
Recipe for a sandwich made with tahini sauce, roasted butternut squash and falafel.

Cardamom Scented Pear and Champagne Cocktail
Recipe for a champagne cocktail made with vodka, fresh pear and cardamom syrup.

No-Bake Ginger Labneh Cheesecake Shooters
Recipe for a no bake cheesecake made with drained Greek yogurt and warm spices.

Ginger Hot Cocoa
Recipe for hot cocoa made with semi-sweet and milk chocolate along with ginger and cinnamon.

Ginger Spiced Scones with Honey Vanilla Glaze
Recipe for cinnamon and ginger infused buttermilk scones topped with a honey vanilla glaze.

Assorted Chocolate Date Balls
Recipe for candy balls made with pureed dates and cocoa powder, then rolled in a variety of coatings.

Ginger and Chocolate Spice Cookies
Recipe for gingerbread men with cinnamon, cardamom and a chocolate drizzle.

Fava Beans with Sauteed Onions and Za'atar
Recipe for fava beans flavored with sauteed onions and Middle Eastern spices.

How to Make Falafel with this Classic Recipe
Falafel is a worldwide recognized Middle Eastern food. Learn how to make authentic falafel from this classic recipe.

Quick and Easy Falafel Recipe
This recipe for falafel contains few ingredients which cuts down on preparation time. Perfect for those who want an easier version of falafel.

Honey Spiced Nuts
Recipe for walnuts, almonds and pistachios roasted with honey and spices.

How to Cut and Peel Butternut Squash
Learn how to peel and cut butternut squash in this easy tutorial.

Middle Eastern Stuffing
Recipe for a Middle Eastern inspired stuffing with sauteed onions, apples, almonds, fresh herbs and cardamom.

Crunchy Roasted Cumin Chickpeas
Recipe for chickpeas coated in olive oil, cumin and breadcrumbs and oven roasted till crispy.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe
This roasted butternut squash recipe is perfect for the fall season! The flavors of roasted butternut squash with tahini and garlic make it the perfect snack food of the season.

Savory Caramelized Onion and Potato Pastries
Recipe for savory pastry, using phyllo dough, and filled with a spiced mixture of mashed white and sweet potatoes.

Butternut Squash Soup Swirled with Labneh and Cumin
Soup made with potatoes, butternut squash and chicken stock, spiced with cumin and swirled with strained Greek yogurt.

Middle Eastern Beef Stew with Acorn Squash
Recipe for a beef stew, cooked with Middle Eastern spices, and served over roasted acorn squash.

Labneh with Honey and Pomegranate
Strained Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey and pomegranate juice and topped with fresh pomegranate arils.

How to Cook with Hot Peppers Without Getting Burned
Learn how to maximize cooking with hot peppers, while minimizing the chances of being burned.

Cardamom Rice Pilaf
Recipe for fragrant rice pilaf with sauteed shallots, parsley and cardamom.

Fig Cocktail
Bourbon cocktail with fresh fig, lemon and thyme.

Spiced Beef Hand Pies
Savory hand pies filled with a spiced beef mixture and baked until golden brown.

Spiced Honey Pear Cake
Recipe for a cake baked with pears and flavored with spices and honey.

Spiced Chocolate and Pistachio Bark
Recipe for easy chocolate bark with cinnamon, cardamom and pistachios.

Nutty Stuffed Apples
Recipe for baked apples stuffed with pistachios, walnuts, honey and spices.

Where to Buy Shallots
What are shallots? Learn more about the vegetable in this FAQ about shallots.

Wheat Berry and Spinach Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Recipe for a salad with wheat berries and fresh baby spinach, dressed with a tahini vinaigrette.

Middle Eastern Potatoes
Recipe for spicy sauteed potatoes with garlic, chili paste and cilantro.

Cardamom Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Recipe for buttery shortbread cookies loaded with pistachios and flavored with cardamom.

Beet Falafel
Vegetarian balls made with chickpeas, beets, tahini sauce and spices.

Butternut Squash with Chickpeas, Tahini and Za'atar
Roasted butternut squash served with crunchy roasted chickpeas, creamy tahini sauce and Middle Eastern za'atar seasoning.

Creamy Potato Soup with Ras al Hanout
Recipe for a light but creamy potato soup, finished with a Middle Eastern spice blend.

Middle Eastern Cookbooks
A listing of suggested Middle eastern cookbooks.

Kitchen Utensils and Essentials for Middle Eastern Cooking
A list of recommended kitchen supplies when cooking Middle Eastern food.

What Is a Tagine? - Definition of Tagine
You may come across recipes that call for cooking with a tagine. Learn what it is and how you can use it in your cooking.

Ways Your Kids Can Celebrate Ramadan Without Fasting
A listing of fun activities for you and your young children to do together while celebrating Ramadan.

Middle Eastern Bread and Rice Recipes
Explore Middle Eastern bread recipes, from the classic pita bread to the more intricate Moroccan

Classic Tahini Sauce with Greek Yogurt, Cilantro and Roasted Tomatoes
Understanding the basics of tahini sauce and learning to make several variations including Greek yogurt, cilantro and roasted tomato.

Za'atar Spice Mix
Middle Eastern seasoning blend of thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac, toasted sesame seeds and salt.

Roasted Carrots with Za'atar
Carrots roasted with olive oil and Middle Eastern za'atar seasoning.

Roasted Carrots with Za'atar
Carrots roasted with olive oil and Middle Eastern za'atar seasoning.

Pistachio Cake with Cardamom Glaze
Cake flavored with ground pistachios and drizzled with a sweet cardamom scented glaze.

Middle Eastern Dips and Sauces
Recipes for Middle Eastern dips an sauces. Hummus, baba ghanoush, and tahini recipes are included.

Middle Eastern Style Lemonade Recipe
Learn how to make lemonade Middle Eastern style. The recipe isn't quite as sour as traditional Western lemonade, but the taste can't be matched.

Middle Eastern Food - Couscous Recipes
A collection of couscous recipes from Middle Eastern Food at About.com.

Recipes from Algeria - Algerian Recipes
A collection of Algerian recipes. Algerian food is unique. It has a little bit of Moroccan influence along with bits and pieces from it's Arab neighbors. There is also lots of African influence as well. Combined, Algerian food is one of the best, especially the dessert recipes.

Middle Eastern Rice Recipes
A collection of Middle Eastern food recipes made with rice.

Middle Eastern Foods - Quick and Simple Middle Eastern Recipes
A quickly prepared meals doesn't have to sacrifice flavor with Middle Eastern cooking! These Middle Eastern recipes are quickly prepared and cooked.

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern cooking! From where to buy ingredients to the best spices to buy, here you will find essential information for cooking Middle Eastern food.

Classic Middle Eastern Dishes
Here you will find the most classic and traditional of Middle Eastern dishes.

All About the Maghreb: Its Culture and Culinary Tradition
Learn more about the Maghreb, a specialized region in North Africa that boasts influences from the Middle East and several other regions.

How to Work with Frozen Phyllo Dough
Discover vital tips and techniques for working with phyllo dough. Phyllo dough is thin dough that is often used in Middle Eastern and Greek cooking.

What Does Parboil Mean? - Definition
Method of cooking a food in boiling water just until soft. The food is intended to be cooked further at a later time.

Your Guide to Common Metric Conversions for Cooking
While the world uses the metric system, the US continues to use the English system, especially in the kitchen. Learn these common metric conversions

How to Make Qishr: Yemeni Sweet Ginger Coffee
Ginger coffee hails from Yemen and rivals any flavored coffee that comes from the coffee shops. It is sweetened with sugar and ground ginger is added.

The Simplest Summer Grilled Carrots Recipe
Carrots are often overlooked as a grilling veggie despite their deliciously sweet and smoky flavor on the grill. These simple grilled carrots are a favorite.

Choosing Lamb Cuts at the Market
Can you tell fresh lamb from lamb that has been sitting for a few days? Learn how to select the best cut of lamb for what you are cooking and determine if the lamb is fresh.

Khyar Bi Laban - Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Khyar bi laban is a cucumber salad with yogurt. It is a vegetarian favorite. This recipe is perfect if you like to use organic ingredients.

Tabouleh Recipe - How to Make Tabouleh
Recipe for tabouleh, a popular Middle Eastern salad containing many vegetables, olive oil and spices. It is a great vegetarian salad that can be eaten as an appetizer, side dish or main course.

How to Prepare, Order, and Drink Arabic Coffee
Coffee is an important part of Middle Eastern culture and culinary tradition. Learn how to prepare, order, and drink authentic Arabic coffee.


Fall for the Flavor of Pumpkin - Top Middle Eastern Recipes Using Pumpkin
Fall for the flavor of pumpkin this Autumn with these recipes guaranteed to get you into a seaonal mood.

Easy Hummus With Tahini and Lemon Recipe
Recipe for hummus, a very popular Middle Eastern dip that is used as an appetizer and served with pita bread. This recipe is for hummus made with tahini, a sesame seed paste that can easily be bought or made at home. Learn how to make hummus the easy way, while still being authentic!

How to Make Your Own Pita Bread: Recipe
Pita bread is a staple in Middle Eastern food. This pita bread recipe is simple, quick, and makes perfect pita bread everytime! Learn how to make pita bread the easy way!

Tahini Recipe - About Middle Eastern Food
Recipe for tahini, a Middle Eastern paste made of sesame seeds and olive oil. Tahini is served in popular Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.

How to Make Couscous (Basic Recipe)
Learn how to make coucous. This recipe for couscous is very basic and foolproof!

Tahini Sauce Recipe
Recipe for tahini sauce, a sauce used in sandwiches, marinades, and dips.

How to Make Authentic Harissa Paste
Harissa is a hot red pepper paste used in North African cooking. It is added to many recipes for increased flavor. This harissa recipe is easy to make, with ingredients that are simple to find.

How to Make Fattoush
Fattoush is a salad made up of vegetables and pieces of toasted pita bread. The recipe can be changed according to taste. This fattoush recipe is a popular variation.

Jalapeno Hummus - Middle Eastern Recipe
For some hummus with some kick, try jalapeno hummus! Whip up a bowl and serve with pita chips and you've got the perfect snack for your next party or get-together!

Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
This roasted garlic hummus recipe is perfect for those who don't care for the tahini taste in hummus. The garlic adds a rich flavor that really compliments the chickpeas.

Tips for Cooking with Eggplant for Middle Eastern Recipes
Eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables and can be made a variety of ways. Check out great eggplant recipes, tips for cooking with eggplant, and tips for selection and storage.

English Cucumbers Versus Regular Cucumbers
Are English cucumbers worth the extra cost? Check out the differences between English cucumbers and regular cucumbers. Cucumbers are common in Middle Eastern cooking.

How to Steam Vegetables on the Stovetop and Microwave
Steaming vegetables is one of the most healthy ways to cook! Learn how to perfectly steam vegetables on the stovetop and in the microwave!

Baklava (Baklawa) Middle Eastern Pastry Recipe
Baklava, or baklawa in many Middle Eastern countries, is a delicious pastry that is known worldwide. There are many variations to baklava, depending on where in the Middle East you are, but this is by far the most popular.

Determining Cantaloupe Ripeness
Learn how to choose the perfectly ripe cantaloupe everytime with these tips.

How to Make Basic White Rice (Recipe)
White rice is so important in Middle Eastern cuisine. Although this is a very basic recipe, many beginner cooks or those who don't cook at all may not know how to make white rice. Learn how to make white rice in this super easy recipe.

How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe
Watermelon is one of the most popular summer foods. When shopping for watermelon at the supermarket, how can you tell if the melon is ripe? Follow these tips for picking the best watermelon.

Easy-To-Make Naan Recipe
Recipe for naan, a flatbread found throughout the Middle East and India. Naan is easy to make at home and this recipe for naan is perfect for any skill level.

Low-Fat Baked Falafel Recipe
Deep fried falafel not in your diet? Try it baked! Baked falafel is still crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside!

How to Choose the Right Cooking Oil
There are so many cooking oils on the shelves, it may be hard to determine what type of oil you really need to be cooking with. Learn more about cooking oils.

Top 10 Middle Eastern Recipes for Beginners
New to cooking or Middle Eastern cooking? Try out these easy Middle Eastern recipes for beginners.

Shawarma 101: Tips for Making Shawarma
Tips for making the popular shawarma sandwich.

How to Make Hummus Without a Food Processor
Hummus is easy to make, even without a food processor. Learn how to make hummus without a food processor in this easy tutorial.

How to Make Turkish Coffee
Learn how to make Turkish coffee with this simple recipe. Turkish coffee is very popular worldwide for its unique way of preparation and taste.

Top 10 Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
A lisitng of the most popular Middle Eastern foods with their recipes.

Middle Eastern Shrimp Kebab Recipe
This shrimp kebab recipe is perfect for beginners. It requires very few ingredients, but is bursting with flavor. Shrimp kebabs are very easy to make, but the taste will make your guests think you have been working all day!

Popular Sauces for Shawarma
Learn what types of sauces can be used on shawarma, a Middle Eastern fast food that is much like a gyro.

How to Make the Perfect Kebabs (Recipes)
Explore how to make the perfect kabobs everytime with different kabob recipes, meats, vegetables, and skewers. These kebab recipes are foolproof! Learn how to make kebabs with meat, seafood, poultry, and vegetables.

Can I Freeze Hummus?
Learn whether hummus can be frozen in this FAQ about freezing the tasty dup made from chickpeas. Hummus is a tasty alternative to dips made from sour cream or mayonnaise.

How to Make a Grilled Chicken Pita Sandwich
Recipe for chicken pita sandwich. A grilled chicken pita is the ultimate lunch food or fast dinner recipe!

How to Tell if Your Cooking Oil is Hot Enough
Quick and easy tips to tell if your cooking oil is hot enough to cook with.

Basbousa (Semolina Cakes With Syrup) Recipe
Basbousa are small cakes that are covered with syrup. The are perfect with coffee or tea. This basbousa recipe is very easy.

What did the Ancient Egyptians Eat?
Learn what the ancient Egyptians ate and how to make the same foods at home! Many ancient Egyptian recipes are still served today!Learn more about the diet of ancient Egyptians and learn some recipes that are still used today!

Hummus With Yogurt Recipe - No Tahini
This easy hummus recipe replaces most of the traditional tahini with yogurt. This is a great alternative for those who are watching their weight.

Where Can I Buy Rose Water?
Rose water is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Learn where to buy rose water and what to do if you cannot find it.

Most Commonly Used Spices In Middle Eastern Cooking
A list of the most common spices and herbs used in Middle eastern Cooking and quick tips about each spice.

How to Make Your Own Chocolate Milk at Home
Learn to make your own chocolate milk at home with this easy recipe. No chocolate syrup required!

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pancake Recipe
These quick and easy pumpkin pancakes can be whipped up in a pinch for a flavorful start to your morning.

Kofta or Spiced Ground Beef Kabob Recipe
Recipe for kofta, a spiced ground beef kabob. Also known as kufta or kefta.

Top 10 Food and Recipe iPhone Apps
Take your love of food on the go with these top 10 iphone apps for foodies.

Tips for Buying and Cooking With Prawns
When looking for a tasty seafood dish, you can never go wrong with prawns. Check these tips for buying prawns, how to remove the shell and devein, and some fabulous prawn recipes!

How to Store Garlic and Keep It Fresh
Learn the proper way to store garlic and keep it fresh.

All About Chickpea Types - Recipe Index
Learn more about chickpeas, a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking, including recipes that contain chickpeas.

Turkish Delight Recipe -Lokum - How to Make Turkish Delight
Recipe for Turkish Delight, a sweet candy from Turkey. Turkish Delight was featured in the book

How to Steam Squash (With a Dutch Oven or Microwave)
Steamed squash makes a great side dish for any meal. Try it with chicken and other poultry dishes.

Fun Ways to Eat Pita Middle Eastern Bread
Pita bread is a staple in the Middle East and there are many ways to eat it. Explore the different ways to eat pita bread in this list.

What is Couscous? (Overview & Recipe List)
What is couscous? Learn more about what couscous is and discover dozens of couscous recipes that will tempt your taste buds.

Is Hummus Middle Eastern or Greek?
There has been a longtime debate as to whether hummus is from Greece or the Middle East. Learn more about the origins of hummus here.

Dukkah Recipe - Middle Eastern Spice Mixture
Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture used in Middle Eastern recipes. It has many uses, but is mainly used to dip bread that has been basted with olive oil.

Pita Bread Pizza Recipe
Learn how to make the most delicious pizza appetizers or snacks using pita bread!

How to Make Tender Beef Shish Kebabs
Want to make tender shish kebabs? Check out how to make any cut of beef tender when making shish kebabs.

Authentic Tarator Sauce Recipe- Middle Eastern Food
Learn how to make tarator sauce with this easy recipe.

Parsley - Using Parsely in Your Cooking and Kitchen
One of the most versatile herbs used in Middle Eastern cooking is, without a doubt, parsley. It is commonly used as a garnish, but more popularly used as a spice. Learn more about this inexpensive and flavorful herb.

Healthy Fresh Spinach Hummus Recipe
Recipe for spinach hummus, a healthy variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

Grilled Prawns With Dipping Sauce Recipe
Prawns are delicious when grilled. Try this great grilled prawn recipe with a tasty dip to accompany it.

Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant Dip) Recipe
Recipe for baba ghannouj, a Middle Eastern dip made from eggplant.

Tah Dig Persian Rice Recipe
Tah-dig is a Persian rice dish that is absolutely delicious! It is crusted rice that is found at the bottom of the pan after rice cooks. It is served alone or with stews and other dishes.

5 Hummus Recipes Your Kids Will Love
Try these great hummus recipes - perfect for your children!

Lamb Shashlik Kebab Recipe
Recipe for lamb shashlik, a type of kebab.

Easy Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe
This recipe for stuffed grape leaves is easy and requires very few ingredients.

What Is the Best Type of Beef for Making Shish Kebabs?
Having a barbecue at your house? Learn what is the best beef for kebabs and other recommendations when grilling meat.

5 Delicious Ramadan Dessert Recipes
Ramadan is an Islamic holy month of fasting. When the fast is broken each day, special desserts are served. Check out these desserts that are commonly served during Ramadan.

Muhammara Recipe - How to Make Muhamarra
Muhammara is a spicy appetizer dip that is served with pita or veggies for dipping. This recipe for muhammara is a classic and you really can't go wrong with it.

How to Devein Shrimp
Learn how to devein shrimp the simple and easy way! Here you will find a simple way to devein shrimp to prepare for delicious recipes. Once you learn how to properly devein shrimp, your cooking possibilities are endless!

Falafel Salad With Tahini Recipe
If you are a fan of falafel, you will love this salad. It has falafel and all of your favorite veggies. Don't forget the tahini and falafel hot sauce!

Recipe for Avocado Hummus - Middle Eastern Recipes
Learn how to make avocado hummus in this easy recipe.

Kid-Friendly Peanut Butter Hummus Recipe
Peanut butter hummus is a kids' favorite. High in protein, peanut butter hummus is great for dipping veggies.

How to Steam Broccoli - Stove & Microwave Directions
Learn how to steam fresh broccoli in this tutorial about steaming fresh broccoli. Broccoli is chock full of nutrients we need for optimum health.

Oilve Oil - What Type of Olive Oil to Use?
A reader asks if olive oil can be use in the same was as other oils. Read the answer here.

Fish With Tahini (Samak Bi Tahini) Recipe
Fish with Tahini is easy and perfect for the seafood lover! It is called Samak Bi Tahini in Arabic and is a local favorite in many Middle Eastern regions.

How to Make Spinach and Feta Hummus
Recipe for spinach and feta hummus, a variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

How to Make Roasted Squash Seeds - Recipe
Roasted seeds are a popular snack all year round, not just in the fall months. Try these roasted squash seeds for a change!

Arak - Alcoholic Beverages - Middle Eastern Beverages
Arak is an alcoholic beverage made in several Middle Eastern countries. Learn more about this unique drink!

Sigara Boregi Turkish Pastry Recipe
Sigara boregi is a Turkish cigar shaped pastry made with feta cheese and phyllo dough. This fried pastry is perfect with coffee, but can be eaten as an appetizer or side dish.

How to Make a Hummus Sandwich
Check out this easy hummus sandwich recipe to learn how to make hummus sammies just like at your local hummus spot.

Fasulia - Green Bean and Beef Stew Recipe
Fasulia is a green bean and meat stew. Lamb or beef stew meat is used with a tomato stew base. The spices make this a delicious stew, especially on cold days.

Basic Cooking Terms and Techniques for Beginners
So, you have learned how to boil water and make white rice? Here are some essential terms to take you to the next level! A listing of basic cooking terms for beginners including chopping, slicing, dicing, julienne and more!

Hummus - Calories and Nutritional Information
Set aside your normal chip dip, and try hummus! Hummus is a healthier alternative. Learn the health benefits of eating hummus!

Broccoli with Tahini
Fresh broccoli served with a tahini sauce makes an excellent appetizer! It is perfect for vegetarians as it does not contain meat!

How to Make Onion Rings at Home - Recipe
You have seen onions rings in Middle Eastern cooking served with shawarma, doner kebabs, and other

Alcohol Substitution List in Cooking
Listing of alcohol substitutions for cooking. This is very helpful for Muslims who are forbidden to consume alcohol, even in cooking.

Spicy Turkish Tabbouleh (Kisir) Recipe
Recipe for kisir, a turkish, spicier version of tabbouleh.

How to Make a Bread Bowl
You have seen them in your favorite restaurants - bowls made from bread and filled with piping hot stews and soups. Here you will find how to make your very own bread bowls - the easy way!

What Makes an English Cucumber Different?
An English cucumber is a variety of cucumber that differs from your common cucumber.

What Is Mutton?
A look into what mutton is and how it is used in cooking.

How to Get Rid of Garlic Smell from Your Hands
A quick tip on how to remove the garlic smell on your hands after chopping it. Garlic has a very persistant odor that can be difficult to remove from hands.

White Cheddar and Yellow Cheddar Cheese Differences
A reader asks what the difference is between white cheddar and yellow cheddar cheese.

Hummus Recipe With Sesame Oil Instead of Tahini
Hummus with sesame oil is regular hummus without the use of tahini. Some people find tahini to have too much of a strong flavor. Sesame oil is the perfect substitute for hummus without tahini.

Shish Taouk (Chicken Kebabs) Recipe
Recipe for shish taouk, grilled chicken on skewers.

What Is Basmati Rice?
Basmati rice is a type of rice that is very common in Middle Eastern cusine. Learn more about basmati rice here.

Chelo Kebab Recipe - National Dish of Iran
Chelo kebabs are the national dish of Iran. These kebabs are made with different types of meat. In this chelo kebab recipe, ground beef or lamb can be used.

Recipe for Making Dried Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is a drink made from dried Hibiscus petals and has been consumed for thousands of years. It is easy to make and has many health benefits. You can serve this hot or cold. This is a longer version of how to make hibiscus tea. There are shorter versions, but this one really allows the drink to have a full flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe - How to Make Pumpkin Hummus
Pumpkin hummus is the perfect appetizer for your Fall table. This super easy recipe uses canned pumpkin and ingredients commonly found in your pantry.

Easy Qatayef Recipe
Qatayef is a special dessert, commonly served during Ramadan. Sometimes called

Sesame Halvah Recipe
Halvah is a favorite dessert in the Middle East. This version includes sesame seeds for a twist on the traditional halvah.

Simit Recipe - Turkish Fast Food Bread
Simit is a fast food bread sold in the streets of Turkey by vendors. It is often eaten as a breakfast food with jam or yogurt. Simit is also great by itself! Simit is light and flaky, baked to a golden brown color, and topped with sesame seeds.

Roasted Watermelon Seeds Recipe
Roasted watermelon seeds are the perfect snack food! Try roasted watermelon seeds in place of sunflower seeds or peanuts for your next snack.

Garlic Fried Eggs - Middle Eastern Recipe
Fried eggs are just as popular on the Middle Eastern breakfast menu as they are in the United States. Learn this easy garlic fried egg recipe to make a delicious, international version of fried eggs.

Kalamata Olive Hummus Recipe
Olives are the perfect ingredient to add to hummus. The flavors of this kalamata olive hummus recipe really compliment each other, making a delicious variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

How to Make Stuffed Grape Leaves
Recipe for stuffed grape leaves, an appetizer. Grape leaves are stuffed with meat, spices, and vegetables. Grape leaves are also popular in Greek cooking.

Feta Hamburger With Tahini - Recipe
A feta burger is a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean alternative to the American cheeseburger. Imagine a thick beef patty, topped with crumbled feta with tahini sauce. Try this with french fries or onion rings.

Mujadarra Rice and Lentils Side Dish Recipe
Recipe for mujadarra, a lentils and rice side dish with tons of flavor.

Sfouf (Lebanese Almond Semolina Cake) Recipe
Sfouf is a sweet almond cake from Lebanon. This sfouf recipe is easy and delicious!

Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe
Hummus gets some kick with lemon and garlic! The sweet, pungent flavor of lemon combined with garlic makes for a hummus you won't be able to tear yourself away from! Pair it with pita and you have a quick and easy appetizer or snack.

Spicy Lamb Kabob Recipe
If you are looking for a kebab with a kick, this is it! Lamb is marinated in a spicy blend of herbs, creating a flavorful lamb kabob.

Flavorful Cinnamon Date Cake Recipe
This cinnamon date cake is full of flavor! It's the perfect ending to any meal or excellent alongside a cup of coffee for a midafternoon treat.

Falafel With Fava Beans Recipe
Falafel is more commonly prepared with chickpeas, however this falafel recipe is made with a combination of fava beans and chickpeas.

Awamat - Crisp Doughnut Balls
These crisp, doughnut balls are coated in simple syrup and the perfect dessert for any occassion.

How to Make Beef Shish Kebab - Recipe
Recipe for beef shish kebab with a marinade that will make the meat as tender as the vegetables! Learn how to make the best beef shish kebab with this recipe.

Rice With Zucchini Recipe - Middle Eastern Cuisine
This is a great side dish that combines rice with sauteed zucchini. It is a great side dish for grilled or baked chicken. This recipe is perfect for beginners.

Pasta Salad With Veggies & Crumbled Feta Recipe
This pasta salad is great anytime of year. Crumbled feta cheese over mixed veggies and tri-colored pasta make this dish as pleasing to the eye as it is to the stomach.

Ghoraibi - Butter Cookies
These butter cookies hail from Lebanon. They are sweet, but the sweetness is balanced by an almond topping. They are sometimes served at weddings because of their white color.

Falafel Hot Sauce Recipe
Recipe for falafel hot sauce. Falafel hot sauce can be drizzled into a falafel pita sandwich or used for dipping.

Turkey Brine Recipe - How to Brine a Turkey
You'll never cook a turkey the same way again after using this brine recipe.

Middle Eastern Recipe for Dill Rice
Add some kick to basic white rice by using a little dill and fresh lemon juice as in this simple-to-make Middle Eastern rice dish.

Easy Ful Medammes Recipe - Middle Eastern Food
Like ful but dont want to take the time to boil the fava beans? No worries - canned beans are the main ingredient in this recipe. Whip up a batch of ful in no time.

Roasted Eggplant Hummus Recipe
Calling all eggplant lovers! This hummus recipe features roasted eggplant as its main ingredient, creating a smoky flavor that can't be beat!

White Bean Hummus Recipe
This hummus recipe uses white beans instead of traditional chickpeas. Try this for a tasty alternative to chickpea based hummus.

Tomato Basil Hummus Recipes
Tomato basil hummus is a bold, exciting flavor of hummus that has a Mediterranean influence. Perfect with piping hot pita!

Easy Egyptian Macaroni Bechamel Recipe
This is probably the most delicious pasta dish on the planet. Macaroni bechamel is very popular in Egypt and is exactly what the name says it is: macaroni in a bechamel sauce. Some people like to use elbow noodles for this recipe, however, I like to use ziti or rigatoni. This is a very easy and simplified version of an Egyptian favorite.

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
This is a great recipe for grilled chicken breasts! If you are tired of bland chicken, try this recipe for your next BBQ.

Koshari - Lentils and Rice with Tomato Sauce
Koshari is considered to be a fast food in the Middle East, especially in Egypt. It is almost like a chili. This koshari recipe is easy and inexpensive to make.

Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe
Whole wheat pita bread is perfect for those looking to add more wheat to their diet. This recipe contains both white and wheat flour and is so simple to make!

How to Grill Vegetables With Recipe
Learn how to master grilling vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, squash, and onions in this tasty grilled vegetable recipe.

Can You Freeze Falafel?
Can you freeze homemade falafel? Learn more about freezing falafel in this reader FAQ.

Middle Eastern Food Introduction
Discover Middle Eastern history and traditions through its food. This article teaches the basics of Middle Eastern culture and cuisine. Learn what countries are considered

Top 8 Hummus Appetizer Recipes
8 of the best appetizers that contain hummus. These hummus appetizer recipes are super easy!

Halal Turkey -Where to Find a Halal Turkey for Thanksgiving
You can find a halal turkey this Thanksgiving. Here are some tips about what a halal turkey is, why it is important to followers of Islam, and where to find one.

How to Use Jasmine Rice in Your Cooking
Learn more about jasmine rice, a common type of rice used in Persian cooking.

Buying a Tagine - Recommended Tagines for Cooking
A buyers guide for purchasing tagines. A tagine is a cooking instrument used in Moroccan and other North African recipes.

Step by Step Instructions on How to Crush Garlic
There is nothing like using fresh, crushed garlic in recipes. Find out the proper way to crush garlic.

How Many Are Calories in Hummus? Expert Q&A
Hummus is a fantastic dip made from chickpeas. Learn how many calories are in traditional hummus with tahini.

What Is a Hookah? Middle Eastern Water Pipe Smoking
Learn more about the hookah, a type of water pipe smoking that hails from the Middle East.

What Is a Shish Kebab? - Definition in Middle Eastern Food
You may hear shish kabob quite frequently when learning about Middle Eastern cooking. Find out what it is here.

Bamia - Meat and Okra Stew in Tomato Sauce
Bamia is a stew with lamb or beef cubes and okra in a tomato sauce base. This recipe for bamia is very simple. You can make it vegetarian by omitting the meat.

Easy Homemade Pita Chips Recipe
These pita chips are perfect for dipping! Try them with dips like hummus and baba ghannouj, or with salads like tabouleh. Ot eat pita chips by themselves!

Do I Have to Wash and Soak Rice Before Cooking?
Answer to an age old question about washing and soaking rice before cooking.

Ghee (Clarified Butter) Recipe - How to Make Ghee
An ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes, it is also called clarified butter. Expensive to buy, it is cheap and easy to make in your kitchen.

A Halal Turkey for Christmas
Looking for a halal turkey for the holidays? Check out these tips for finding a halal turkey for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

What is a Tagine and Why Do You Need One?
A tagine is an excellent tool to have in your kitchen! Here's why you should buy a tagine and tips on buying the best one for your needs.

Tahini and Date Syrup Dip Recipe
This date syrup and tahini dip is a traditional Iraqi dip. Dip your favorite flatbread in it and enjoy the sweet and nutty flavor! This recipe is super easy and delicious!