Tag: Middle Eastern

Spice Trade Chronicles 9 Arabia

Onward across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to the East and Arabia. I like the title “Arabia”, it sounds mystical, something out of a fairy tale, or a Disney movie! When the spice trade began, the route connected Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. The stories and history...

The Easiest Perfect Mezze Platter

This is so easy to do, you can make it as complicated as you like, or as simple. All of these dips and spreads can be store bought, or you can make them yourself. This is sure to surprise your guests as this is not your average appetizer platter!...

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef and even ground turkey can be substituted. I actually think that this is a good use for ground turkey as it’s so bland, it really picks up the spices in this recipe. The...

Chilled Out Kofta

I call these “Chilled Out” because you can make these any way you want, and they’ll always be delicious. You can serve them to family and friends without stressing that they might not like them. Kofta is simply ground meat with spices and aromatic vegetables, formed into an oval...

Simple Arabian Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the mezze table. It’s a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you’ve never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.”   Print...

Authentic Hummus

This hummus is about as simple as it gets! Serve with warm pita bread. Print Recipe Authentic Hummus Course Lunch, Mezze, Side Dish, Street Food, World Recipes Cuisine Middle Eastern, Moroccan Keyword beans, chickpeas, Lemons, middle eastern, vegan, vegetarian Servings Ingredients 2 Cloves garlic,1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans...

Homemade Falafel With Two Sauces

Traditional falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans with lots of herbs and spices. The greener the color, the more tasty they are. I haven’t included a Tahini Sauce, which is usually served with Falafel because I’m not a fan. I haven’t been able to come up...

Easy Tabouli Salad

I love this salad, I make it a lot in the summer when I have tons of fresh herbs in my garden. I get in the mood for falafel and just have to have this salad with it along with freshly made hummus. If you don’t like mint, use...

Easy Spiced Chicken Kebab

This recipe is best cooked on a grill. The smoky flavor of the grill accentuates the flavors of the marinade. Serve this with yellow saffron rice and a Cucumber Tomato Salad to really feel like you’re in the Middle East. There is a lot of garlic, you can use...

Shakshuka

Shakshuka has been in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. It is eaten all over the Middle East, and is especially loved In Israel. I believe it could be the national dish of Israel! Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs in a fragrant, spicy sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions and...