Middle Eastern

Hearty and healthy Falafel Salad Bowl is a protein rich Middle Eastern main course salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Falafel Salad Bowl

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor. Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call it dinner.

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms

Warm Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ a wonderfully unique appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt

Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

Yotam Ottolenghi's Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Ottolenghi’s Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce

Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Couscous Almondine Salad

Spiced Lamb Pita Burgers --- this fresh new take on a burger will get everybody excited --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

Spiced Lamb Pita Burgers

Healthy Fattoush Salad


Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh

Hummus with Forty Cloves is a guaranteed conversation starter!

Hummus with Forty Cloves

hummus with juicy turkey zucchini meatballs

Hummus with Turkey & Zucchini Meatballs

jalapeno goat cheese is fabulous on crackers or pita chips

Jalapeno Goat Cheese

Israeli Chopped Salad is a great example of the healthy vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean

Israeli Chopped Salad

bulgar wheat and parsley make up a wonderful Tabouleh Salad


clean, fresh tasting Cilantro hummus

Cilantro Hummus

freshly cooked homemade pita bread

How to Make Perfect Pita Bread Every Time

An easy to throw together light meal or appetizer with pita bread and boiled eggs

Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

Mejadra from Jerusalemn

Mejadra (from Jerusalem)

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin 1

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin

The Best Falafel EVER! 7

The Best Falafel Recipe

Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea (Hot or Iced)

Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs 3

Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

Baba Ganoush, a wonderful Middle Eastern eggplant appetizer

Smokey Baba Ganoush

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs

Ottolenghi's Chicken with caramelized Onions and Cardamom Rice

Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

Sabih, with Zhoug, Tahini Sauce,and Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Meatball, Tomato and Egg Tagine with Lemon Saffron Couscous

Garden Pea Hummus

Roasted Chicken with Clementines

Mediterranean Millet Salad (gluten free Tabouleh)

How to Make Preserved Lemons

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (vegan and gluten free)

Wild rice with chickpeas

Basmati and Wild Rice with Chickpeas, Currents and Herbs (vegan and gluten free)

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Baked Egg Galettes

Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Jerusalem (the book)

Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi)

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Green Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

Persian Jeweled Rice

Sfeeha: Middle Eastern Lamb and Pine Nut Pies with Tzatziki

Minimal Monday: Turkish Coffee

Hummus with Spiced Lamb (Hummus bil Lahme)

Imam Bayildi, ‘The Priest Wept’ (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

Homemade Tahini