Sexy baklawa with almonds, pistachios and orange blossom syrup in 60 minutes!
Couscous with dates, toasted almonds and mint- try it with the lamb stew.
Turkish Delight or Loukoum
Muhammara, a spread made from peppers, nuts and pomegranate.
Fattoush, a Middle Eastern bread salad with vegetables.
Rustic whole wheat crackers spiced with tangy za'atar seasoning.
Stuffed Baby Eggplant - get stuffed with these adorable mini eggplants filled with cinnamon-scented lamb and pine nuts!
Easy roast chicken takes a Middle Eastern spin when it gets spice rubbed and flavored with garlic and lemon.
The Lebanese bolognese sauce: lamb and walnut ragu over buccatini noodles.
Coriander and green olive hummus is not only super indulgent tasting but actually healthy too!
Muhammara - Roasted red pepper dip with walnuts, pecans, chipotle chili powder, pomegranate molasses, and other delicious spices.
Lebanese Rice Pudding with Orange Flower Blossom & Mastic Gum
Tahini, made from sesame paste, even better with a roasted eggplant
If you like hummus, you will probably like babaganoush, a dip made with mashed eggplant (aubergine).
Arabic Cuisine - Lamb Kofta
Hummus is incredibly easy to make.
Quinoa Tabouli - always fresh and always gluten-free
Spinach Fatayer: Middle Eastern triangle-shaped spinach pies
A Middle Eastern treat of shredded filo dough with a cream filling and drenched in an orange blossom syrup.
A flourless Middle Eastern Orange cake, perfect for afternoon tea.
When a reader sent me this recipe for Fattoush I loved this pita bread salad so much I made it several days in a row!
Armenian Brioche filled with Dates, Honey & Walnuts
My best homemade hummus
Velvety smooth with a lemony zing and sweetness coming from caramelized onions, this isn't your grocery store tub of hummus.
Muhammara, a middle eastern dip made from roasted red peppers and walnuts. Trust me, you will want to dive right in.
These Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers are interesting and flavorful, with lots of herbs and spices mixed into the meat.
Jerusalem Salad: Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, and parsley, tossed in a refreshing tahini dressing.
Homemade Baklava filled with almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts and then topped with orange blossom and honey syrup.
Fava bean & chickpea falafel with tahini yogurt sauce and minty tabouleh.
The Big Z's Famous Baba Ganoush. This middle eastern eggplant dip can be eaten as an appetizer or even a meal!
Spoon Lamb, inspired by Ana Sortun's recipe (before adding pomegranate reduction sauce)
Fattoush: Toasty, tart and tasty Lebanese bread salad that's perfect for a hot day, if not a hot date.