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Category - Middle Eastern Recipes

Middle Eastern cuisine is noted for wonderful dishes with chickpeas and eggplant, as well as pita bread and couscous.

Baba Ganouj – Roasted Eggplant Dip

Baba ganoujA classic Middle Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant. Delicious!

Basic Couscous

Basic boiled couscousQuick-cooking couscous makes a nice change from rice.

Chelo sabzamini

Rice and potato pilafRice pilaf enhanced with golden potatoes, for when you just can’t decide between your two favorite starches.

Couscous Salad

A mix of Israeli couscous, lentils, bell peppers, dates, and mint makes a subtle, refreshing salad.

Falafel

FalafelFalafel are crunchy chick pea nuggets from Lebanon that can be baked or fried.

Falafel Sandwich

The crunchy chick pea nuggets known as falafel make a delicious and healthy vegetarian meal.

Fruity Couscous

Fruity couscousA quick and easy side dish for any Middle Eastern meal.

Ghalieh

Ghalieh-ye kadooGhalieh-ye kadoo is an Iranian dish of flavorful lentils and zucchini with fried onions.

Hummus

Hummus recipeHummus, or houmous, is an Eastern Mediterranean dip, very common in Lebanon, Egypt, and a number of other countries. A heavenly blend of chick peas, garlic…

Imam Bayildi

Imam bayildiDon’t let this Turkish stuffed eggplant’s prep time scare you – less than 20 minutes is hands on, and since it tastes best at room temperature, you can make it a day in advance. This recipe uses quite a bit less oil than traditional imam bayildi, but it’s just as delicious.

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