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houmous as it should be

houmous as it should be by David

A traditional homous recipe that captures the heart of 5.000 years of Middle Eastern culinary traditions

14 votes
4305 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
14474 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
9814 views
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
43158 views
Moroccan Style Lamb with Eggplant

Moroccan Style Lamb with Eggplant by John Spottiswood

This is another great recipe from the best of the San Francisco Chronicle. The combination of the lamb and eggplant with the rich and wonderful lemon infused sauce is just amazing. Meaty lamb shanks or leg meat are cooked in aromatic liquid before being roasted over slices of eggplant. I think the original recipe over weighted the…

5 votes
5520 views
Warm Chickpea and Greens Salad

Warm Chickpea and Greens Salad by John Spottiswood

This was also a big hit at our weekend getaway. The combination of greens, chickpeas, and sumac with lemon and fresh mint is really to die for. People went back for seconds of this salad, which is saying something given how much other good food there was!

5 votes
2859 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
11275 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
17340 views
Fish Tahini

Fish Tahini by John Spottiswood

This is a beautiful and tasty dish that I cooked for a group on a getaway weekend at a winery. I was inspired to cook this by the wonderful grilled fish dishes I had almost every night on the greek island of Kos just off the coast of Turkey. This recipe is a bit more elaborate than what I had in Greece, but it is truly delicious. I…

4 votes
4697 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
12050 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
7835 views
Feiny's Matzah Ball Soup

Feiny's Matzah Ball Soup by Chef Feiny www.feintastingfoods.com

One of my favorite soups to make.....As a little boy I used to visit my Bubbie/ Great Grandma Ruth and would stay in the kitchen with her learning different techniques and cooking styles....To this day I make the soup the same way she taught me at the age of 5.

4 votes
6620 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
15495 views
PERSIAN KUFTEH BERENJI

PERSIAN KUFTEH BERENJI by Linda Tay Esposito

Big balls of aromatic fresh herbs, rice, beef and lamb. It's a whole meal by itself. Adding dairy to meatballs make them tender. The Advieh is a Persian spice mix of cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, cloves and rose petals.

3 votes
12739 views
Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage

Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage by Kimberly Lindstrom

Best. lentils. Ever.

3 votes
6759 views