Middle eastern Recipes


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Healthy Falafel Pizza

This gluten free Falafel Pizza is a huge falafel crust topped with Mediterranean condiments! This healthy recipe is a new way to enjoy falafel flavors. 


Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Cardamom Rice, from Jerusalem.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is gutsy dish, loaded with flavor and color.  It also packs a wallop in the form of a couple of red jalapenos.  I usually don’t like to mess with my hummus, I think it’s one of the most perfect foods on earth just...


Hot Pink Beetroot Hummus

Make a lasting impression by serving this Hot Pink Beetroot Hummus. Delicious, Nutritions, Vegan & Gluten-Free snack or appetizer for any occasion.


Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and gluten free with cauliflower rice. It's a healthy vegan salad.


Breakfast Tabbouleh

Any fans of tabbouleh out there? Please, someone, raise your hand. Just, yum!


Couscous Salad

Couscous Almondine Salad is easy to throw together, chocked full of great tastes and textures, healthy as all get out, and keeps for a week in the fridge!


Hummus and Laffa Bread

Hummus and Laffa Bread


Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This salad was part of my Middle-eastern themed dinner this past weekend (or 2 away. This recipe has been on my drafts for quite some time). Except for chopping the veggies, this dish needs less than 10 minutes of hands-on time and it can easily feed...


Jalapeno Goat Cheese

Jalapeno goat cheese is so quick and easy to make, just three ingredients, and it will jazz up your next cocktail hour!


Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus is guaranteed to get the conversation started at your next cocktail party!  Pumpkin adds a nice complexity to this hummus without screaming at you.  And don’t worry, there’s nothing sweet about it… but it does gets ...


Hummus with Forty Cloves

Hummus with Forty Cloves is a crowd pleasing appetizer that goes from game night to holiday party and back again...


Smokey Baba Ganoush

Smokey Baba Ganoush makes a delicious alternative to hummus


Tabouleh

Tabbouleh is the queen of warm weather salads - perfect for barbecues and picnics.


Tabouli with Fresh Jalapeno

With loads of fresh herbs, crunchy vegetables and a lively lemon dressing and jalapeno, this tabouli (tabbouleh) is perfect all summer long.


Roasted Tomato Tabbouleh

Roasted Tomato Tabbouleh is a flavorful and delicious salad that is great for summer parties and barbecues. It can also be served in a Middle Eastern platter.


Edamame Falafel + Spicy Lemon Aioli

This post is in partnership with Chosen Foods.  All views are my own. Edamame, my friends.  I'm not sure why I don't eat this stuff on the daily, but dang.  It has incredible texture, and


Mixed Citrus Salad with Pomegranate, Mint, and Pistachio

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in December.  I’ve been buying tangerines and clementines, cara cara oranges...


Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi)

This Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi) is a bright and healthy way to start the day!


Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Red Peppers

Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers ~ this classic comfort food gets a Middle Eastern makeover with ground lamb and fluffy couscous!


Minimal Monday: Pomegranate Molasses

I recently discovered pomegranate molasses and there’s been no looking back since.  It’s a condiment that is really just a concentrated form of pomegranate juice, and it’s been used in Persian and Arabic cuisines for centuries.  I...


Homemade Flatbread

Recipe to make Flatbread with yeast. Perfect to wrap up falafel, gyros or some roasted veggies.


Middle Eastern ‘Nachos’

These Middle Eastern 'Nachos' are my take on one of our favorite appetizers, perfect for Game Day snacks or a romantic dinner for two ~ you decide!


Obi Non

Obi Non is traditional bread from Uzbekistan. It is a light and fluffy with a chewy crust and an open crumb when served hot. I can be served with any meal.


Naan-e-Barbari

Naan-e-barbari is a dramatic looking bread with a defining characteristic oblong shape. Typically this bread is served with feta, cucumbers and olives.


Syrian Rice Pudding

Syrian Rice Pudding is a creamy and delicious rice pudding flavored with rose essence. It is perfect to serve chilled for dessert or even for breakfast.


Falafel

Falafel has been on my to-make list for the longest. I don’t like deep frying-being calorie conscious is one reason, but the other important reason is I don’t like to deal with all that used oil. If I ever make a deep fried dish, I make sure that...


How to Make Labneh Cheese

How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese) ~ roll it into balls, and store it in olive oil for a protein rich and super healthy Mediterranean appetizer or snack.


Frozen Mint Lemonade (Lemonana)

Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana) ~ a slushy, minty, Middle Eastern version of lemonade that is honestly the most refreshing drink I have ever had in my life.  


Jewel Box Labneh Balls

Jewel Box Labneh Balls ~ homemade labneh, or yogurt cheese rolled in colorful herbs and spices.  Serve as a healthy appetizer with bread, or on salads.


Mediterranean Style Baked Lima Beans

This Mediterranean style Baked Lima Beans is a delicious and delightful dish. Great to serve with rice, potatoes and steamed greens.


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