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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
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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
11829 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.

14 votes
14276 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
17170 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
10022 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
7717 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
9699 views
Ahmad's Tabouli Salad

Ahmad's Tabouli Salad by Salad Foodie

There are many versions of Tabouli around, but this recipe was introduced to me by a young man from Lebonon who lived with us for a while. Several times a year the craving for this salad comes over me and I get the chopping board out! This recipe makes a large batch but I always give bowls of it away to friends and family, as…

3 votes
8386 views
Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad by Micheline

A refreshing, low calorie, garlicky, tasty bulgur salad.

2 votes
3087 views
Hummus, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich

Hummus, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich by Salad Foodie

Hummus makes a smooth and tasty sandwich spread. Add sautéed spinach and fresh tomatoes for a wholesome and hearty vegetarian meal. We like to use Chef Frosted Flaker's hummus recipe (see "Useful Links" below) for this.

2 votes
4077 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
4301 views
Classic Sesame Butter Tahini

Classic Sesame Butter Tahini by Tomer Treves

Classic Middle Eastern Tahini is made with sesame butter. Use premium organic sesame butter for the perfect nutty flavor. Healthy and delicious.

1 vote
2536 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
3288 views
Pickled turnips

Pickled turnips by Chris Patil

Last Thanksgiving, I went up to Portland to enjoy the holiday with a group of old friends. By Saturday, we were all stuffed and vaguely tired of food – but our friend Eric managed to revive our appetites with a creative light meal consisting entirely of homemade pickles and two kinds of fried carbs (polenta and a salty fried batter…

3 votes
10909 views
Middle Eastern Rice with Spiced Chicken and Chickpeas

Middle Eastern Rice with Spiced Chicken and Chickpeas by Enda Love

With the sunshine out, and outdoor activities in full swing, we are all looking for quick and easy meals that limit our time in the kitchen. The good news is that you can put flavourful meals on the table in 15 minutes, thanks to spices that most of us already have in the pantry and Minute Rice ready to serve rice cups.

1 vote
1195 views