Lentil salad

Lentil salad by Kristine Avila

I recently tried a lentil salad at La Bicyclette in Carmel and thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to find a similar recipe. I found one on "My New Roots" and made some adjustments and it was a big hit!

1 vote
Bulgur and Bean Salad

Bulgur and Bean Salad by Salad Foodie

Bulgur is classified as a whole grain and makes a healthy and satisfying vegetarian meal or a side to grilled meats. We like the light nutty flavor it lends to recipes. I always keep #2 medium grind bulgur on hand whenever tabbouleh, pilaf or salads such as this beckon me. To enjoy the best array of flavors this salad has to offer,…

2 votes
Eggplant Salad

Eggplant Salad by renee

This can be served as an appetizer with crackers or pita bread.

1 vote
Arab Flatbread (Manakeesh) for Pizza and More

Arab Flatbread (Manakeesh) for Pizza and More by myra byanka

I happened upon this recipe from "The Arab Table," and by accident discovered it makes a terrific, super-thin pizza dough, but only make it if you like the type of dough that bakes to an almost cracker consistency. My oven only goes to 500 degrees, and I can't find my baking stone, but it turned out great, like it came from a…

1 vote
Nuts for BAKLAVA phyllo pastry .

Nuts for BAKLAVA phyllo pastry . by Foodessa

Snacking on nuts by the park highlighted my desire to try making Baklava my way. Flaky pastry phyllo layered with a nut variation, while sweetened with a light citrus syrup. Don't shy away from making this delight. Although the recipe may seem long and complex, it really is not that difficult. For a detailed post...refer…

1 vote
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
Stuff mushrooms

Stuff mushrooms by Shandiola colebrooke

Stuff mushrooms is a quick and healthy meal that satisfy Your hunger.

1 vote
Chicken Fattoush Salad

Chicken Fattoush Salad by Bob Vincent

This is a different take on traditional Lebanese fattoush salad. I have added some additional ingredients in the form of chicken breasts, red bell pepper and feta cheese that make this a nice salad main course. Toasted whole wheat pita bread adds some crunch and texture and soaks up the citrus dressing. If you're not familar with…

2 votes
Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur Pilaf by Salad Foodie

Faster and easier to cook than rice, bulgur is a grain to consider for making pilaf. High in fiber and low in fat makes this side dish a healthful choice. Easily converts to vegetarian by omitting the chicken broth. (Medium to large grind bulgur will be best for this recipe.)

1 vote
Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe by Sidrah

Falafel recipe consists of fried balls or patty (something like fritters) made from spiced chickpeas and / or fava beans. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food that is served in pita bread, either inside the bread or wrapped in flat bread....

1 vote
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
Simplified Chicken Kabsa - Arabic Rice Dish

Simplified Chicken Kabsa - Arabic Rice Dish by Just As Delish

Kabsa is an Arabic favorite rice dish popular in many Gulf countries such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. Because Kabsa is really delicious, it became famous dish in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt This is a chicken version of the Kabsa recipe, Shannon's SIMPLIFIED version :) The traditional…

1 vote
Silky Smooth Hummus with Edemame

Silky Smooth Hummus with Edemame by Karen Schuld

Tips for Making Silky Smooth Hummus: For extra flavor and nutrition, make your hummus with chickpeas that are soaked over night. Don’t just used the ingredient directly from a can. Here are some other tips for making a silky smooth hummus: 1. Cook your chickpeas in a pressure cooker for perfect flavor and consistency, You also…

1 vote
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
Stuffed mushrooms w spicy pastrami filling

Stuffed mushrooms w spicy pastrami filling by Chef Feiny

One of my childhood favorites......I made this dish for Thanksgiving and within 5 minutes, The whole plate was empty.....

1 vote