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Tabouli

Tabouli by Jacqui Patek

This is a quick and fresh dish that is good all year round. I love to serve it with pita chips.

8 votes
41334 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you are just looking for a fluffy and buttery rice to serve with a stew or tagine, this works wonderfully and is super easy.

3 votes
9531 views
Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah)

Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah) by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a tasty and healthy side dish that goes well with just about anything. It's filling without being too heavy, and tastes great as leftovers too.

13 votes
13736 views
Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad by kirsten's kitchen

This is a great salad, it keeps well in the fridge. Make a big batch and take it to work for lunches.

2 votes
10008 views
Homemade Grilled Flatbread

Homemade Grilled Flatbread by John Spottiswood

I couldn't find any authentic pita bread or other flat bread at my local grocery store, so I decided to try grilling my own. It turned out to be really fun and not too difficult. And the taste was amazing. The hardest part was rolling out the dough (I doubled the recipe). Fortunately, I was able to do that while watching a playoff…

4 votes
11245 views
Iranian Cotlet

Iranian Cotlet by LK

This has to be one of my favorite Persian dishes and definitely a comfort food for me. Traditionally made with ground beef and various spices, my mom makes her own version of these cutlets with ground turkey that is crispy on the outside while still being soft on the inside. Makes great leftovers especially if you put it in a pita…

1 vote
22882 views
Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Dip by John Spottiswood

I've had this appetizer numerous times at my favorite nearby Turkish restaurant, New Kapadokia. I finally made it myself for a number of guests and it was a big hit. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and very flavorful. I served it with high quality hummus and babaganoush, and the red pepper dip was the most popular. Give it a try!

11 votes
9304 views
Hummus

Hummus by Frosted Flaker

This is a great snack for any time of year. I personally serve it with Kalamata olives and sometimes even diced cucumber and/or bell pepper. Keep in mind that after blending, fine-tuning the mixture with slightly more tahini and/or lemon juice is often needed (see step 3). As a footnote, tahini is what gives the hummus its creamy…

4 votes
7226 views
Persian Style Baked Herb Omelet - "Healing Foods for Special Diets"

Persian Style Baked Herb Omelet - "Healing Foods for Special Diets" by The Blender Girl

This omelet will rock your world! I found this recipe in a fantastic book called Healing Foods, that is sadly, no longer in print. Baked omelets are so quick and easy; and very low maintenance, in comparison with their stove top counterparts, who…

1 vote
4185 views
Hummus & Greek Salad

Hummus & Greek Salad by Padma Priya Manikam

I decided to go healthy one night and went Arabic and Greek! Some of you may be familiar with hummus which is made from chick peas and the latter is pretty simple using feta cheese and lots of other fresh produce. Both are to be eaten with kubus (pita bread). The Greek salad was inspired by a book titled Vegetarian by Love Food.

1 vote
3162 views
Tomato Rice Pilaf

Tomato Rice Pilaf by Mary Joseph

This originated as a Lebanese dish that my mom always used to make, I tweaked it a bit adding tomatoes and mint and leaving out the meat that it called for. If you're a cheese lover this would be amazing with crumbled French Feta mixed in.

5 votes
16713 views
Mafroum - Moroccan Stuffed Potatoes

Mafroum - Moroccan Stuffed Potatoes by Miriam Kresh

Potatoes stuffed delicately with meat and herbs and simmered in a rich tomato sauce.

5 votes
10678 views
Hummus

Hummus by Annette Vlahos

This is very quick to make and lasts for a week in the refrigerator. It's great alone with pita bread or use it in the Mediterranean Layered Spread recipe on this website! Recipe is adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

3 votes
14837 views
Almond Cinnamon cookies

Almond Cinnamon cookies by Foodessa

Middle Eastern inspired. Aromatic spice mellowed within an embrace of Almond goodness. A tender inside protected by a pleasant outer crunch. No electric beater required. For a detailed post...refer to: https://www.foodessa.com/2018/10/fall-in-cookie-serenity.html

1 vote
1769 views
Kebbe Neyyah Baz (Raw Meat)

Kebbe Neyyah Baz (Raw Meat) by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Kebbe Neyyah Baz (Raw Meat)

2 votes
5246 views