Tabouli, sometimes spelled tabbouleh or tabouleh, is a cold Lebanese salad made with bulgar wheat, lemon, garlic, tomatoes, mint, and parsley.
Store-bought tahini is expensive, especially considering that it's nothing more than puréed sesame seeds. If you have a high-speed blender, you can make your own tahini in minutes.
Tahini sauce is extremely simple and works well in sandwiches or as a salad dressing.
The Mediterranean diet is widely considered one of the heart healthiest in the world. Traditional dishes from Italy, Greece, Morocco, and the other countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea are full of vegetables and fruits, healthy fats, and a huge variety of herbs and spices, making this diet as delicious as it is wholesome. Unfortunately, cheese and eggs are also prevalent, which means that vegans typically have to avoid or adapt many recipes. Not any more.
Marinade is one of the most flexible recipes there is, because there is no set recipe: just combine a few liquids with herbs and spices, you don't even really need to measure.
Yogurt and cucumber combine into quick, simple, and very refreshing dip or sandwich topping.
The Middle East is a vast region that includes numerous countries, cultures, and religions, but many of the primary ingredients used are shared due to similar climates and even some ancestry. In Vegetarian Dishes from Across the Middle East, Arto der Haroutunian does an admirable job of bringing together a collection of recipes from these far-ranging countries.