Middle Eastern Food Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26
Where to Buy Couscous in the Supermarket
A look into where to find couscous in your local supermarket. Couscous is a very popular food, especially in the Middle East, specifically Northern Africa.
Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Recipe
Steamed asparagus with lemon is the perfect side dish. Not only is it easy to make, it has few ingredients. Completely foolproof!
What Is a Lamb Shank? - Definition
Learn what a lamb shank is and how it is used in cooking.
Simple Middle Eastern Lemon Tea Recipe
Hot lemon tea is a cinch with this Middle Eastern style recipe for lemon tea.
The Definition of Score - Cooking Terms
Definition of scoring, a common cooking term used in culinary arts.
What is a Rutabaga? - Middle Eastern Food
Its uses in cooking vary greatly, as it can be eaten raw or cooked. They are an excellent low-calorie food, and have virtually no fat per serving.
Scallions - Definition of Culinary Words
What are scallions? Many recipes call for scallions, but don't clarify what they are.
Za'atar Seasoning Uses and Recipe Ideas
Za'atar is seasoning traditionally used in the Middle East. it is commonly known for its use on flat breads like pita, but it has many other uses. Check out these ways to use za'atar in your everyday cooking.
"Help! My Falafel Is Falling Apart!"
If you don't have the consistency just right, you will end up with falafel that will just fall apart as soon as it hits the oil.
Should I Soak Wooden Kebab Skewers Before Cooking?
Should I soak kebab skewers in water before grilling? Learn the answer and more in this FAQ about kebab skewers.
Why Do People Eat Dates During Ramadan?
A look into the significance of dates during Ramadan.
What Are Truffles? - Culinary Expert Q&A
What are truffles? Learn more about this tasty ingredient in this FAQ about truffles.
Labneh Strained Yogurt Recipe
Labneh is a soft cheese made from yogurt. It is commonly served in the Middle East. It is also known as laban.
Salad-e Shirazi - Tomato Cucumber Salad
Salad-e shirazi is a summertime favorite in Iran. Finely chopped tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with spices and lime juice make salad-e shirazi a hit.
Super Easy Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe
This really simple roast leg of lamb recipe is perfect for those who have never cooked a leg of lamb. You don't need many ingredients, but the taste is amazing!
What Is Labneh? - Middle Eastern Cheeses
Labneh is a very popular Middle Eastern cheese. Learn what labneh is and how to eat it.
Tips and Techniques for Cooking with Dates
A guide to cooking with dates, a fruit that is commonly eaten in the Middle East.
Tuna Salad Recipe with Tahini
Tired of the same old tuna salad? Check out this Middle Eastern version for a little variety and great taste! An excellent, healthy lunch.
Middle Eastern Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe
This super easy garlic sauce is perfect for veggies or meats like chicken. It is simple to make, has few ingredients and can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin Couscous - Recipe for Pumpkin Couscous
Pumpkin couscous is a unique recipe that you will look forward to every Fall season!
Freezing Pita Bread
Not long ago, I received a wonderful email from a reader who inquired about freezing pita bread. She lives in a rural area and has to travel far to buy pita
Middle Eastern Breads You Will Love (and are easy to make)!
I will be the first tell you that I cannot live without bread. I have some type of bread at every meal, no kidding. I have yet to succumb to the no-carb diet
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Fall would not be the same without toasted pumpkin seeds. They seem to encompass the entire season with their rich smell and salty taste. Learn how to make toasted pumpkin seeds at home with this recipe.
Artichoke Hummus Recipe
Love artichokes? Love hummus? Well, then this artichoke hummus is a no brainer for you! Easy to make, this artichoke hummus has a lot of different flavors that is sure to please any palate!
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
This pomegranate cranberry recipe is easy, inexpensive, and tastes amazing! If you are looking for a Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe that uses fresh cranberries, look no further! Recipe calls for fresh cranberries, pomegranate seeds, sugar, and pomegranate juice.
Almond Sesame Cookies
These sesame almond cookies are the best! Not only are they tasty, but are especially easy to make. You can form them into a traditional circle or form them into a ball. These cookies are popular in the Midddle East, especially in Syria and Jordan.
Tomato and Avocado Salad Recipe
Looking for a summertime salad? Try this avocado and tomato salad that originates in Iran. This Persian recipe is a favorite that combines avocados, tomatoes, and lime juice to create the perfect healthy meal.
Hot to Freeze Pita Bread
Learn the best way to freeze pita bread and thaw it out for maximum taste and freshness.
Pita Bread Does Not Puff Up When Baking
Here's what to do when your pita bread does not puff up when baking.
How to Cut Pita Bread
Learn how to easily cut pita without tearing it into pieces.
Freezing Stuffed Grape Leaves (Tips)
Grape leaves are best stuffed, but the process can be time consuming! Here are some tips for freezing this favorite Middle Eastern appetizer.
Mezze Definition in Middle Eastern Cooking
Definition of mezze, a word you may hear quite frequently in Middle Eastern cooking and dining.
Mucver Recipe - Zucchini Pancakes or Fritters
Mucver is like a fritter or a vegetable pancake. It is a Turkish favorite and is served as a hot appetizer, accompanied by a yogurt dip.
How to Make Chorba
Chorba is like a minestrone. It is a tomato based soup with lentils and veggies. It hails from Morocco, so expect a burst a flavor with blends of spices. Chorba is a popular Ramadan food.
What Does It Mean to Combine in Cooking?
Definition of combine, a cooking term.
Fava Beans 101- Recipes and Middle Eastern Influences
Learn more about the fava bean - a common Middle Eastern food ingredient. Fava beans are very popular in Egyptian cuisine.
What's the Best Way to Store Cheese?
Learn the best way to store cheese and prevent it from molding.
How to Remove Seeds From a Tomato
Learn how to remove the seeds from a tomato, without making a mess of the fruit!
How to Cook Basmati Rice (Recipe)
Learn the best way to cook basmati rice for the best results! There are several different ways to cook basmati rice, but this method is foolproof!
How to Make Fish (Samak) Kebabs - Recipe
Samak kebabs, or fish kebabs, are a delicious type of kebab. Fish grills really well and this samak kebab recipe has a tasty marinade.
Basmati Rice with Pine Nuts Recipe
A fabulous side dish full of nutty flavor.
Couscous With Peas Recipe
Recipe for couscous with peas. This couscous recipe calls for instant couscous, frozen peas, onions, garlic, and chicken broth.
Coarse Salt Versus Table Salt - Which Salt Is Best?
Some recipes call for table salt and some call for coarse or kosher salt. What is the difference? Learn the difference between coarse salt and table salt.
Chocolate Covered Dates Recipe
Chocolate covered dates are one of the best best candies to have with coffee or just as a small treat. Try this chocolate covered date recipe for an easy treat.
How to Make Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup
A hearty tomato lentil soup that is simple to make and bursting with flavor.
Grow Middle Eastern Herbs in Your Herb Garden
Middle Eastern food contains many herbs that can easily be grown at home. Here you will find easy tips for growing your own herbs to be used in the kitchen.
Lebanese Knefe (Phyllo and Cheese) Dessert Recipe
Knefe is a traditional Lebanese dessert made with phyllo and cheese.
What Is Rose Water in Middle Eastern Cooking?
Learn what rose water is and how it is used in Middle Eastern cooking.
Tuna Pita Sandwich (Recipe)
Recipe for tuna stuffed pita sandwiches. This tuna pita recipe calls for cucumbers, tomatoes, tuna, onions, mayo, and relish.
Tips on How to Chop Onions Without Crying
Learn some easy tips to avoid crying while chopping onions.
Easy Bamia Okra and Tomato Sauce Recipe
Bamia is an okra and meat stew that is served over rice. It is an Egyptian favorite and is often served in Middle Eastern restaurants.
Kabsa Spice Mix Recipe
Kabsa spice is a blend of spices used to make al kabsa or al kabseh, a Saudi chicken dish.
Should I Use Bottled Lemon Juice?
Is using bottled lemon juice the same as fresh lemon juice in cooking? Learn more about cooking with lemon juice.
Classic Middle Eastern Chickpea Soup Recipe
The chickpea is practically a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It most commonly used in hummus and falafel. There are also great in soup.
How Safe Is It to Eat Bagged Spinach?
Is it safe to eat bagged spinach? Find out if you should eat bagged spinach, how to make eating it more safe, and more.
Pita Scramble Sandwich Recipe
Perfect for on the go, this pita scramble sandwich offers a hearty morning meal like no other.
Lamb Sambousek (Meat Pie) Recipe
Sambousek, also called samboosak in some Middle Eastern regions, is a fried stuffed pastry. It can be stuffed with cheese, meats, and spices. This sambousek recipe feature it stuffed with lamb or ground beef.
Spicy Chickpeas Recipe
The chickpea gets new life with some spice! This dish is full of flavor and can be eaten hot or cold. Perfect on the go meal!
Where Can I Buy Pita Bread?
Pita bread is a popular bread in the Middle East. Here are some tips for finding it in the store.
Middle Eastern Feta Cheese Dip Recipe
Recipe for feta cheese dip, a great Middle Eastern dip that is served as a snack or appetizer.
Why You Need a Stand Mixer in Your Kitchen
Most people with stand mixers wonder how they survived before having one. It is the ultimate, but useful kitchen luxury. Check out why you need a stand mixer in your kitchen.
Squash - Culinary Uses and History
What is squash? Learn more about this fabulous vegetable in this FAQ about squash.
Middle Eastern Cheese Varieties
Explore what cheeses are commonly eaten in the Middle East! Cheese is a very important staple in many Middle Eastern regions.
Middle Eastern Lentil Salad Recipe
Lentil salad is perfect for a quick, filling lunch, or even as a light summer dinner. It is healthy and full of protein.
Classic Date Nut Bread Recipe
Date nut bread is perfect for breakfast or as a dessert. Pairing well with coffee, this date nut bread recipe is sure to please!
How to Make Steamed Asparagus (In 15 Minutes)
Want to make steamed asparagus to go with that amazing chicken recipe? Learn how to make steamed asparagus in this easy to prepare recipe.
What Is Bulghur Wheat?
Bulghur wheat is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Learn more about bulghur wheat and recipes that contain it.
Recipe for Easy Turkish Eggplant Salad
Eggplant salad recipe from Turkey. This eggplant salad recipe is absolutely delicious and makes a great side dish or appetizer.
How to Make Meatloaf Using Ground Lamb
This recipe for lamb meatloaf offers a tasty alternative to the standard meatloaf made with ground beef. Although a little bit of ground beef is used here, the lamb flavor really stands out alongside some fantastic spices.
The Difference Between Plain White and Basmati Rice.
Through browsing Middle Eastern grocery stores or perusing this Middle Eastern food site, you may have come across a type of rice called basmati rice. You may
Chicken Tagine Recipe
You will never experience a flavor better than a tagine. This chicken tagine recipe is perfect for beginners and definitely kid friendly.
5 Reasons to Avoid Store Bought Hummus
Here's why you should make your own hummus at home instead of buying it at the store.
Simple Beef and Spinach with Tomato Sauce Recipe
This is a Middle Eastern favorite, served over rice and with a salad, combines beef and spinach in a crushed tomato sauce with garlic.
Kofta is like a hamburger, yet shaped differently. Some people shape them into patties, while others shape them like hotdogs. This kofta recipe is perfect for a beginner and great for summer.
Flank Steak with Harissa Rub Recipe
Harissa really adds spice and flavor to flank steak. Grilled or oven cooked, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Recipe calls for harissa and flank steak.
Saffron Chicken Recipe - Middle Eastern Chicken Recipes
Saffron chicken is a delicious, easy recipe that makes a great family meal. It takes only a few ingredients, no kitchen talent and, even better, is an inexpensive meals to make.
Middle Eastern Lemon Chicken Recipe
What makes this recipe Middle Eastern is the spices used. Not to be confused with lemon pepper chicken, this recipe for lemon is savory and just so good. The spices used make it more of a Moroccan dish.
Cranberry and Toasted Almond Couscous
Recipe for cranberry and toasted almond couscous. This cranberry couscous recipe calls for instant couscous, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and chicken broth.
Beef Kebabs Recipe for the Big Green Egg
Cooking on the Big Green Egg can be challenging for new BGE owners. Learn how to cook tender beef kebabs on your Big Green Egg, to include the correct temperature and timing.
Lamb and Beef Koobideh Recipe
This koobideh recipe is a blend of both ground beef and lamb. It is easy to make and has a really nice mixture of flavors. Lamb and beef koobideh is perfect on the grill.
Hummus Crusted Chicken Recipe
Do you love hummus? Try this hummus crusted chicken recipe for a new way to cook chicken breasts. You can use a variety of hummus flavors and if you don't want to make your own hummus, you can always use store bought for convenience!
Kofta Pita Recipe - How to Make a Kofta Pita Recipe
Recipe for a kofta pita sandwich, a pita filled with kofta, vegetables, and hummus.
Musakhan - Middle Eastern Casserole
Musahkan is the Middle East's version of the Greek
Bonefish Grill Garbanzo Bean and Spinach Recipe
Looking for the Bonefish Grill's garbanzo bean with spinach side dish? This copycat recipe taste very similar to the restaurant's and is extremely easy to make.
Cucumber Feta Dip - Middle Eastern Recipes
Cucumber feta dip is the perfect alternative to traditional dip and salsa. Serve with pita chips or crackers at your next get together.
Pita Bread PB&J
Pita bread PB&J (peanut butter and jelly) is a fun way to eat an old favorite! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple for back to school lunches! Try this variation for your next lunch box meal!
Moroccan Cinnamon Clove Rub
This dry rub, which uses spices commonly found in Moroccan cooking, is perfect on chicken or beef.
Roasted Vegetables - How to Roast Vegetables
Want to learn how to make roasted vegetables the easy way? Check out this easy recipe that will have your veggies from oven to table in less than an hour.
Easy Middle Eastern Lenitls and Rice Recipe - How to Make Lentils and Rice
Lentils and rice is a staple in Middle Eastern food culture. This recipe for lentils and rice, also known as mujadara, is simple, quick, and requires a minimal amount of ingredients.
Fava Bean Dip Recipe - How to Make Fava Bean Dip - Bessara Fava Bean Dip
Here is a very simple and easy version of how to make bessara, a fava bean dip that you find in North Africa.
Pomegranate Molasses Recipe - How to Make Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate molasses is a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It can be used in marinades, rubs, or glazes. Pomegranate molasses is also used in desserts.
Middle Eastern Grilled Lamb Chops
Lamb chops with spices, grilled or pan fried, is a quick and simple way to make a meal with a lot of flavor. This recipe is also good in a slow cooker, or crock pot.
Middle Eastern Fried Lamb Burger Recipe
Recipe for fried lamb burgers. These are very similar to American hamburgers, but with a little kick.
Crown Lamb Roast Recipe
A crown lamb roast is a simple, yet elegant way of cooking lamb. This crown roast lamb recipe is perfect for beginners who want to make a lasting impression on guests.
Spit Roasted Whole Baby Lamb Recipe
Roasted whole baby lamb on a spit is very popular throughout the Middle East. Try this unique lamb recipe.
Roasted Leg of Lamb - Mechoui
Recipe for mechoui, or Moroccan roasted leg of a lamb. This recipe is great for beginners!
Lamb Burger Recipe - How to Make Lamb Burgers
Lamb burgers are a great alternative to beef burgers. Learn how to make incredible lamb burgers at home.
Tas Kebab - Lamb Stew
Common to many countries of the Middle East, this lamb stew is made up of kebab cut pieces of lamb that are stewed with tomatoes. A garlic and rosemary marinade really compliments the flavor of the lamb. This stew is perfect any time of the year and makes for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Pomegranate Yogurt Dip - How to Make Pomegranate Yogurt Dip
This delicious dip offers a fantastic flavor that is perfect on pita bread and chips.
How to Make M'hanncha - A Moroccan Snake Shaped Pastry
This M'hanncha recipe is very easy and the end result is pleasing to the eye. M'hanncha is a pastry that is coiled like a snake.
Lamb Fesenjan Recipe - Lamb in Pomegranate Sauce
Lamb fesenjan is a Persian favorite. Tender lamb cubes surrounded by a pomegranate sauce with walnuts make this recipe unique and delicious.
Fool Nabed Recipe - How to Make Fava Bean Soup
Recipe for fool nabed, a fava bean soup from Egypt.
Banana Hummus Recipe - How to Make Banana Hummus
Learn how to make this delicious hummus made with bananas. It is a great alternative to traditional hummus!
Strawberry Hummus Recipe - How to Make Strawberry Hummus
Strawberry hummus is a new variation of hummus, called frummus. This strawberry hummus recipe is perfect served with fresh fruits.
Cucumber Hummus Sandwich - Hummus Recipes
This cucumber hummus sandwich is perfect for a light, summer lunch or snack. The cool cucumbers combined with the hummus is the perfect combination.
Hummus Pizza Recipe
Like hummus? Like pizza? Why not try hummus pizza, a delicious variation of eating hummus. Very kid friendly!
Hummus and Turkey Sandwich Recipe - Recipes with Hummus
Hummus replaces traditional mayo, mustard, or oil and vinegar in this recipe. You can use a variety of hummus for this recipe for added flavor.
Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe - Hummus Recipes
Try this red pepper hummus recipe for your next snack. The red peppers make a sensational addition to this traditional hummus recipe.
Soybean Hummus Recipe - Hummus Recipes
Soybean hummus is a great variation of traditional hummus.
Cranberry Hummus - How to Make Cranberry Hummus
Celebrate the flavor of cranberries this season with this delicious cranberry hummus recipe.
Walnut Hummus - Hummus Recipes
Walnut hummus is a little known gem among hummus varieties. Try walnut hummus for a tasty treat!
Tofu Hummus Recipe - How to Make Tofu Hummus - Hummus Recipe
Recipe for tofu hummus, a favorite vegetarian type of hummus. This tofu hummus recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious!
Zucchini Hummus - How to Make Zucchini Hummus
For a quick and tasty hummus, look no further than zucchini hummus. It has a surprisingly fresh taste and goes perfect with veggies and pita bread.
Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
Enjoy the taste of candied sweet potatoes all year round with this tasty sweet potato hummus recipe! The brown sugar adds a hint of sweetness that goes oh so perfectly with some warm pita bread.
Chipotle Hummus Recipe - How to Make Chipotle Hummus
This twist on traditional hummus gets an enhanced smoky flavor using chipotle and cilantro. This chipotle hummus recipe is smoky and full of flavor.
Grilled Hummus Sandwich
Once you've tried this grilled hummus sandwich you'll be tossing your grilled cheese right out the window.
Roasted New Potatoes
Roasted new potatoes is a popular dish in many international cuisines. Try these roasted new potatoes with a Middle Eastern twist with this easy to make recipe.
Recipe for Grilled Eggplant - How to Make Grilled Eggplant
Recipe for grilled eggplant. Grilled eggplant is an excellent side dish to any meal!
Meschi Koosa Recipe - Stuffed Squash
This stuffed squash recipe is perfect for summertime feasts. This recipe for koosa is easy and requires very little skill and ingredients.
Pomegranate Stuffing Recipe
Pomegranate stuffing is a nice twist on a traditional favorite! Great for stuffing a turkey or to accompany any poultry dish.
Sauteed Potatoes Recipe - Recipe with Potatoes - Middle Eastern Side Dish Recipes
These sauteed potatoes are the perfect side dish to any meal. Imagine sliced potatoes, sauteed in olive oil, with parsley and cumin - delicious!
Potato Salad Recipe - Middle Eastern Potato Salad
Try this Middle Eastern version of traditional potato salad! This is a much healthier version, too.
Birum Ruz Recipe - Egyptian Rice Casserole
Recipe for biram ruz, a rice dish native to Egypt.
Chelo Recipe - Iranian Light, Fluffy Rice
Chelo is rice that is light and fluffy and served over a meat or sauce. This recipe for chelo is easy and will produce rice like you have never had before!
Chicken Pilaf Recipe
This is such an easy dish to make because it is all done in one pot -- easy cleanup! Chicken pilaf is perfect paired with a light salad.
Rice with Onions Recipe
Rice with onions is a great side dish for seafoods, especially simple fish dishes.
Basmati Rice with Chickpeas and Kidney Beans
This is a fabulous, hearty dish that can be used as a side or main dish.
Chicken and Mushroom Kebab Recipe
Chicken and mushroom kebabs are easy, require few ingredients, and are delicious! Try this recipe today for an easy lunch or dinner.
Baked Falafel Pita Sandwich - How to Make a Baked Falafel Sandwich
Baked falafel sandwiches are perfect for those who are watching their waistlines. Baked falafel has less calories and tastes just as good.
French Fry Sandwich Recipe
A french fry sandwich is a popular street food in cities across the Middle East. Try this recipe for an authentic and tasty snack food.
Fried Fava Bean Recipes
Fried fava beans are crunchy and a great alternative to chips. Fava beans are fried in oil, then salted. Much like a peanut!
Turkey Kofta - Recipe for Turkey Kofta
Turkey kofta is perfect for those who are avoiding red meat or want a healthier alternative. Try this turkey kofta for a low fat main dish.
Lamb Shish Kebab Recipe - How to Make Lamb Shish Kebab
Lamb shish kebabs are easy to make and are very tender. This recipe for lamb shish kebab is easy, requires few ingredients, and is perfect for dipping.
Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe
Sweet potato falafel is a new twist on an old favorite. Check out this mouth watering sweet potato falafel recipe.
Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe
These stuffed collard greens are delicious and easy! If you like stuffed grape leaves, you will love these collards.
Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe
Butternut squash hummus is a tasty and healthy snack that the whole family will love! Serve with your favorite veggies or pita bread! This recipe is super easy and can be made in advance.
Parmesan Pita Chips - Parmesan Pita Chips Recipe
Pita chips are easy to make when you want a snack without all the fat of fried potato chips! Try these parmesan pita chips with your favorite marinara sauce or by themselves!
Pomegranate Popsicles - How to Make Pomegranate Popsicles
You may have noticed the flavor of pomegranates are popping up everywhere in your local grocery store. Here's another unique way to enjoy them!
Pistachio Rice Pudding Recipe - How to Make Pistachio Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is the perfect comfort food! This recipe combines the classic rice pudding dessert with pistachio nuts. This is perfect for dessert and coffee and even served cold for breakfast!
Baked Quince Recipe - Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes
Baked quinces are a great fall dessert. Quinces are like an apple or pear, with a little more tartness.
Easy Chocolate Baklava Recipe - Baklava Recipes
This chocolate baklava is a tasty variation of a classic dessert. Light and flaky phyllo combined with sweet chocolate and syrup will get your mouth watering. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Coconut Dates Recipe - Date Recipes
Dates rolled in coconut shavings make the perfect, not-too-sweet dessert that goes well with coffee or tea. This coconut date recipe is simple and tastes amazing!
Date Filled Ma'amoul Recipe
Recipe for ma'amoul, a cookie filled with dates. The cookie is almost pastry-like.
Figs in Syrup Recipe - Recipes with Figs
Fig lovers will love this recipe that features sweet figs drizzled with syrup. This is a light dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Konafah with Ricotta Recipe - Konafa - Recipes with Phyllo
Recipe for konafah, a Middle Eastern pastry that is made with phyllo dough.
Pomegranate Syrup Recipe
Pomegranate syrup is perfect for breads, desserts, pancakes and other sweets. This pomegranate syrup recipe is both simple and delicious.
Qatayef with Cheese Recipe - Middle Eastern Dessert Recipes
Qatayef is a special dessert, commonly served during Ramadan. Sometimes called
Roz Bel Laban - Rice Pudding
Roz bel laban, or rice pudding, is a favorite Middle Eastern dessert. This recipe for roz bel laban is very easy and sure to be a hit!
Stuffed Dates Recipe
Almond stuffed dates, rolled in powdered sugar, are the perfect accompaniment for coffee or tea. This stuffed date recipe calls for dates, almonds and powdered sugar.
Tabbouleh Recipe - How to Make Tabbouleh
Looking for a great tabbouleh recipe that rivals your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant? Look no further. This tabbouleh recipe is easy, doesn't contain a ton of ingredients, and is even better the next day.
Sesame Seed Cookies - How to Make Sesame Seed Cookies
These tasty cookies are guaranteed to win over anyone who tastes them. Perfect for kids and adults alike!
Patates Salatasi - Potato Salad
Patates salatasi is the Turkish way of making potato salad. It is very similar to American potato salad, but with more spices and no mayonnaise.
Borani - Spinach Yogurt Salad
This super easy recipe for borani, spinach and yogurt salad, is tasty and presents a lot of flavor.
Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe - How to Make Carrot Raisin Salad
A classic tradition in many countries is a carrot raisin salad. Learn how to make a carrot raisin salad with this easy recipe.
Chickpea Salad Recipe
Recipe for chickpea salad, a favorite in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon. It is also called Salata Hommus.
Ezme salatasi, a Turkish salad consisting of veggies and spices, is a bold alternative to a tossed salad. Ezme has a spicy flavor and perfect for those who love hot sauce. The trick is to finely chop the vegetables so they can absorb the flavor of the spices adequately.
Middle Eastern Salads - Israeli Salad Recipe
Recipe for an Israeli salad, a famous vegetable salad from Israel. Israel has very good vegetables and the assortment of them makes it unique.
Khalta Salata - Salad Dressing
Need a salad dressing recipe quick? This easy, little ingredient recipe for a tasty salad dressing is perfect!
Recipe for anise tea, a tea made from the spice anise. In the Middle East it is sometimes used to sooth a stomachache.
Ayran - Yoghurt Drink
Ayran is a drink made from yogurt, served in ice filled glasses. It is tasty, healthy, and quite a thirst quencher.
Khoshaf - Dried Fruit Salad - How to Make Khoshaf
Khoshaf is a Middle Eastern fruit salad made up of dried fruit. Sugar is added to fruit and soaked overnight to form a delicious sauce that makes this salad sweet and perfect any time of the year.
Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Chickpeas
This refreshing salad is full of flavor using spinach, pomegranate, and chickpeas. The perfect starter to any meal!
Mint Tea - How to Make Mint Tea
This refreshing tea from Morocco is perfect hot or cold and goes well with any meal.
Rose Petal Tea - How to Make Rose Petal Tea
A lightly floral tasting tea perfect to serve to party guests or as a relaxing treat to yourself.
Sage Tea - How to Make Sage Tea
This sage tea is perfect on cold, winter nights and for a variety of medicinal purposes.
Iced Pomegranate Tea - How to Make Iced Pomegranate Tea
The perfect cure for a hot summer day!
What is Flatbread and How is it Used?
Flatbread can be found on almost every grocery shelf in the country. In this FAQ, learn about flatbread and how you can incorporate it into your recipes.
Hummus Recipes and Different Uses
A reader asks if there are different ways to use hummus other than as a dip.
What Does It Mean to Beat? - Glossary Definition
Definition of beat, a cooking term.
What Is Baharat Spice - Middle Eastern Food
What can baharat be used for? What does it taste like? Is is spicy? Learn how to use it correctly, and with the right food.
Middle Eastern Food Videos - Middle Eastern Food Recipes
Want to know how to make your favorite Middle Eastern dishes? Check out these Middle Eastern food videos that show you how to prepare crowd pleasers like hummus, falafel and more!
What is Pine Nut Mouth?
Some people have reported having a bitter taste days after consuming pine nuts. Learn what pine nut mouth is and what may be causing it.
What are Pine Nuts - Pine Nut Recipes
Have you read recipes that contained pine nuts and wondered what it is? Pine nuts are a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Learn what pine nuts are and discover new recipes using pine nuts.
Uses for Leftover Hummus
Have leftover hummus? Try these great idea using leftover hummus.
Middle Eastern Dips
A reader asks for a recommendation for a Middle Eastern dip to make for her boyfriend. Several different types of Middle Eastern dips are explained with links to their recipes.
Middle Eastern Birthday Traditions
How are birthdays celebrated in Egypt? Learn about Egyptian birthday cakes, songs, and foods in this FAQ from a reader.
Pumpkin Falafel Recipe - How to Make Pumpkin Falafel
If you like falafel and pumpkin, you will love this pumpkin falafel recipe! It is super easy and perfect for the fall season.
Kebab Bar - How to Make a Kebab Bar at Home
Offer a kebab bar at your next party or cookout! Discover how to make an at-home kebab bar that is sure to impress and delight your friends and family.
Middle Eastern Recipes - Middle Eastern Food Recipe Index
Alphabetized listing of all Middle Eastern recipes on the About Middle Eastern food site.
Tasseography - Fortune Telling from Coffee or Tea
Tasseography, or the art of fortune telling from tea leaves or coffee grounds, is popular in the Middle East. Find out more about this centuries old method of fortune reading.
Arabic Food Translations
When cooking Middle Eastern food, you may come across Arabic words. This handy food translation guide will help you!
Black Lemons - Loomi - Middle Eastern Spices
Learn more about black lemons, an ingredient in many Persian and Middle Eastern dishes!
Mediterranean Diet with Middle Eastern Food
The Mediterranean diet is a popular diet among health conscious people. Check out how to incorporate your favorite Middle Eastern foods into the Mediterranean diet.
Pumpkins - Cooking with Pumpkins
Learn how to pick, store, and cook with a pumpkin. They aren't just for decoration or carving, trust me!
Middle Eastern Christmas Recipes
Christmas is celebrates in many Middle Eastern countries by Arab Christians. Here you will find what you may find on a Middle Eastern Christmas menu.
What is Orange Blossom Water - Orange Blossom Water Definition
Learn more about orange blossom water, an ingredient found in Middle Eastern cooking.
How to Roast Garlic
Save time and money by roasting garlic in your own kitchen! Learn how to roast garlic with these quick and easy steps. Roasted garlic is an ingredient in many Middle Eastern recipes.
Shawarma Cones and Spits - Where Can I Buy a Shawarma Cone?
Looking for a shawarma cone? Here are some tips in finding a shawarma cone or shawarma spit. Shawarma restaurants are becoming more and more popular, yet they are sometimes difficult to find in Western countries.
How to Juice a Pomegranate
Pomegranate juice is both healthy and tasty! Learn how to juice pomegranates to make your own juice, molasses, or syrup. Pomegranate juice is heathy and super easy to make at home.
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs - Recipe for Hard Boiled Eggs
Foolproof recipe for hardboiled eggs. Learn how to make hardboiled eggs without cracking the shell or making the yolk green.
Best Skewers for Making Kebabs
Wooden skewers for kebabs are a thing of the past! Excplore what kind of skewers are on the market to jazz up kebabs,
Ingredients for the Middle Eastern Kitchen
A list of staple ingredients for Middle eastern cooking. Includes information on where to buy the ingredients.
Middle Eastern Desserts Made with Phyllo
Some of the most popular Middle Eastern desserts are made with a special kind of dough called phyllo (also called filo or fillo). Check out my favorite easy desserts made with phyllo.
Host a Middle Eastern Food Party on a Budget - How to Host a Middle Eastern Food Party on a Budget
Want to host a Middle Eastern food tasting party, but your wallet is saying
Indoor Grill Recipes - Top 10 Indoor Grill Recipes
Even in the winter months you can eat freshly grilled foods - with an indoor grill! Here are my top 10 indoor grill recipes - sure to be favorites of yours too!
Top Pomegranate Recipes - Pomegranate Recipes You Will Love
The pomegranate is one of the most healthy fruits, filled with rich antioxidants. Here are some delicious ways to get cooking with pomegranates to introduce them into your diet.
Picnic Foods - Top 10 Middle Eastern Picnic Foods
Who doesn't love a picnic? Here is a list of my favorite outdoor friendly foods perfect for your next picnic or outdoor setting meal.
Pomegranate Recipes - Top 10 Pomegranate Recipes for Christmas
Pomegranates make a wonderful addition to your holiday meals. These recipes show just how much versatility and flavor the pomegranate can provide.
Christmas Date Recipes - Top 10 Date Recipes for Christmas
Use dates this Christmas to add some flavor to your holiday table.
Vegetarian Barbecue - Top 5 Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes
If you're a vegetarian, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good barbecue! Check out this list for some delicious foods that can be cooked on the grill catered especially for those who do not eat meat.
Top 5 Middle Eastern Food Myths
Separate fact from fiction in this article about Middle Eastern Food Myths! Middle Eastern fare has something for everyone! Check out these myths and learn more about one of the world's oldest cuisines!
Top 5 Reasons to Try Middle Eastern Food
Want to try Middle Eastern food, but maybe feel a little wary? Look no furhter. Here are top reasons why Middle eastern food is good for everyone.
Favorite Middle Eastern Vegetarian Foods
a look at the most popular Middle Eastern vegetarian foods.
Bechamel Definition - What is Bechamel?
Learn more about this fabulous French sauce that often appears in Middle Eastern dishes.
Hummus Definition- What is Hummus?
Learn more about hummus, a popular Middle Eastern and Greek food.
Kabseh Spice - What is Kabseh Spice
What is kabseh spice? Learn what kabseh spice is and how it is used in Middle Eastern cooking.
Learn more about what olive oil is and the choices you have when buying olive oil.
Souk Definition - What is a Souk?
What is a souk? Find out what a souk is in Middle Eastern culture.
Za'atar Definition -What is Za'atar?
Definition of a popular Middle Eastern spice, za'atar.
Discover the flavor of tumeric, a spice commonly used in Middle Eastern foods.
Profile for allspice, a common blend of spices used in Middle Eastern cooking.
Profile for aniseed, an herb used in Middle Eastern recipes.
Profile of caraway seeds, which are used in Middle Eastern cooking. Learn where to buy them, what to look for and how they taste.
Learn more about nutmeg, a spice used all over the world, especially in Middle eastern cooking.
Sumac is a spice used in Middle Eastern cooking. Sumac comes from the berries of a sumac tree.
Do People in the Middle East Eat Pork?
Is pork eaten in the Midle East and if not, why? Find out the answer here.
Sea Salt - What is Sea Salt?
A reader asks what exactly sea salt is, and how it is different from standard table salt.
Bulghur wheat is a popular ingredient in dishes like tabouleh, but do you know what it is? Learn more about bulghur here.
Translation of 'khubz' and its definition
Mortar and Pestle
A mortar and pestle can be especially helpful in Middle Eastern cooking for the pulverizing of fresh herbs and spices. Includes photo of mortar and pestle.
Steep Definition - Cooking Terms - Steepiing
Steeping is a commonly used cooking term. What does steeping mean?
Fatayer - What is a Fatayer?
Definition of fatayer, a Middle Eastern pastry.
Baste - What Does it Mean to Baste?
Learn what it means to baste when cooking.
Brine - What is a Brine?
Learn what it means to bring, a cooking term.
Fenugreek - What is Fenugreek?
Learn more about fenugreek, a Middle Eastern spice.
Marinade - What Does it Mean to Marinade a Food?
Learn what it means to marinade a food.
Sear - What Does it Mean to Sear a Food?
Learn the definition of sear, a cooking term.
Blend Definition - What Does it Mean to Blend?
Definition of blend, a cooking term.
Chill Definition - What Does it Mean to Chill?
Definition of chill, a cooking term.
Cream Definition - What Does it Mean to Cream?
Definition of cream, a cooking term.
Kebab Skewers - What are the Best Kind of Kebab Skewers?
There are several different types of skewers to use when you make kebabs. Find out which ones are better than the others.
Kebab Recipes - Top 10 Kebabs of Summer
A cookout just isn't the same without kebabs. Kebabs add more variety with less cost to your grilling menu. Check out these 10 best kebabs for summer.
Profile for the spice saffron. Saffron is quite expensive, but adds such great flavor and color to many dishes.