Shish Taouk is a traditional Middle Eastern chicken shish kebab. The yogurt marinade includes garlic, paprika, fresh herbs, ginger and lemon juice.The common theme with Shish taouk is that it is made of chicken and the marinade includes lemon and yogurt. Sometimes tomato paste is added, mostly for color enhancement.
A western twist on a traditional and popular Mediterranean sponge cake known as Revani. Apple sauce, cinnamon and cloves flavor this Ottoman era dessert.
Revani Tarifi is an easy Turkish sponge cake. Flavored sugar syrup is poured over a hot cake resulting in a delicately flavored sweet cake traditionally garnished with almonds, coconut or ground pistachios.
This Turkish Middle Eastern semolina cake dessert gets its flavor from fresh lemon juice and zest. An easy sponge cake that bakes up quickly and absorbs a delightful lemony sugar syrup. Make your Turkish delight fancy with a star pattern and almond slivers.
Persian koobideh is ground meat mixed with onions and parsley. It is formed around a flat Persian skewer and grilled over hot coals. It is then served off the skewer with sides such as yogurt sauce, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and flat bread.
A healthy chickpea recipe inspired by Lebanese cooking. Tahini, garlic and fresh lemon juice round out the flavors. A fast and easy vegan main dish, mezze or a hearty side.
An easy Middle Eastern ful recipe made with canned white beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and chickpeas. This Lebanese style ful is easy to make and loaded with bright flavors. Gluten free, vegan and full of protein and fiber, this bean recipe is for everybody!
Tahini, a nutty and creamy paste that is easy to make in a blender. Just make what you need. Buy sesame seeds in bulk and never worry about spoilage. Make creamy sauces, hummus or drizzle on veggies.
Baharat is the Arabic word for spices and this term is commonly used to denote a spice blend. This typical Lebanese-style spice blend includes the warm spices such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, cloves and ginger plus a hefty dose of black pepper for kick. Use on any meats or mix into condiments, use in…
Lebanese Cheese Fatayer is a popular Middle Eastern vegetarian street food. Creamy, tasty and portable.