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  • Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad is a simple chickpea salad with all the components of a great hummus, and I think you’ll find lots of other uses for the creamy lemon tahini dressing,…

  • Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

    Jeweled Tabbouleh

    My Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy Mediterranean cracked wheat recipe studded with colorful, gem-like dried fruits and nuts. This festive no mayo whole grain salad is perfect for both holiday…

  • Hummus with Forty Cloves is a guaranteed conversation starter!

    Hummus with Forty Cloves

    Hummus with Forty Cloves is full-bodied but surprisingly mellow…the secret is a long slow roasting of all that garlic! This conversation starting appetizer is guaranteed to be the hit of your next party!…

  • hummus with juicy turkey zucchini meatballs

    Hummus with Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs

    Hummus with Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs ~ I made a meal out of my favorite creamy hummus appetizer simply by topping it with tender turkey meatballs lightened up with fresh shredded…

  • jalapeno goat cheese is fabulous on crackers or pita chips

    Jalapeño Goat Cheese

    Jalapeño Goat Cheese is a super simple but unusual cheese spread and an easy appetizer that will have you coming back for more…and more!…

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

    Israeli Chopped Salad

    Israeli Chopped Salad ~ this healthy Middle Eastern chopped vegetable salad is the perfect dish for summer gatherings because there’s no mayo to spoil, and the veggies retain their crunch for…

  • bulgar wheat and parsley make up a wonderful Tabouleh Salad

    Tabbouleh

    Tabbouleh is a fresh wheat and parsley salad that has been a fixture of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. This delicious classic salad never gets old……

  • clean, fresh tasting Cilantro hummus

    Cilantro Hummus

    Cilantro Hummus is a fresh vibrant take on one of the healthiest and most versatile vegan appetizers out there. Vibrant cilantro brightens up a traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip and gives…

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

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin ~ if you love hummus, try this healthy Middle Eastern lentil appetizer from Yotam Ottolenghi! It’s a warm dip that’s hearty, satisfying, and so delicious.…

  • Mejadra from Jerusalemn

    Ottolenghi’s Mejadra Recipe

    Ottolenghi’s Mejadra recipe is serious comfort food, Middle Eastern style. Mejadra, (or Mujaddara) is a hearty vegan and gluten free basmati rice and lentil dish that’s sustained Muslims, Christians, and Jews…

  • Fresh Basil Hummus

    Fresh Basil Hummus

    My Fresh Basil Hummus recipe is a vibrant version of the traditional Middle Eastern bean dip, infused with lots of leafy green basil. This vegan appetizer is super healthy, and really…

  • Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin 1

    Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

    Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin marry plant based ingredients with meat deliciously! It’s a Yotam Ottolenghi favorite.…

  • Baba Ganoush, a wonderful Middle Eastern eggplant appetizer

    Smokey Baba Ganoush

    Smokey Baba Ganoush is a wonderfully rich and creamy Middle Eastern eggplant dip that might just give hummus a run for its money! This healthy vegan appetizer is easy to make,…

  • Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs

    Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs is a simple, luxurious fresh fruit dessert that takes just minutes to put together ~ it’s the perfect light ending to a summer meal!…

  • Garden Pea Hummus

    Garden Pea Hummus is a twist on middle eastern chickpea dip ~ garden peas brighten up plain hummus and add a bright green hue!…

  • Roasted Chicken with Clementines

    Roasted Chicken with Clementines is a masterful Yotam Ottolenghi recipe from his seminal cookbook, Jerusalem. This easy sheet pan chicken dinner has layer upon layer of flavor punctuated by those gorgeous…

  • How to Preserve Lemons

    How to Preserve Lemons ~ Moroccan preserved lemons is a unique condiment that brightens up a lot of Middle Eastern recipes but can be hard to find in stores ~ I’ll…

  • Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce ~ a delicious appetizer inspired by one of the Middle East’s favorite meatballs! Koftas are ground and spiced lamb, shaped into balls or ovals,…

  • How to Make Pomegranate Molasses

    How to Make Pomegranate Molasses ~ an easy method for making this authentic classic Middle Eastern condiment right in your own kitchen with pomegranate juice!…

  • Persian Jeweled Rice

    Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts. This popular Middle Eastern wedding dish is a celebration in itself ~ it’s gluten free, vegan,…

  • How to Make Turkish Coffee ~ the perfect cup of coffee might not be from Starbucks after all ~ this sensuous brew is full-bodied, fragrant, and utterly delicious.

    How to Make Turkish Coffee

    How to Make Turkish Coffee ~ the perfect cup of coffee might not be from Starbucks after all ~ this sensuous Middle Eastern cardamom laced coffee is full-bodied, fragrant, and utterly…

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