I eat bread with nearly every meal, especially soup, salad, and pasta (obviously I'm not a low-carb diet fan). Plain French or Italian bread is wonderful, but nice hot garlic bread can be a real treat.
Hummus, 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...
Roasting is one of the easiest ways to get tons of flavor out of just a few ingredients.
A classic Middle Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant. Delicious!
Red lentils turn into golden mush when cooked, but they taste divine, especially in simple recipes like this red lentil soup from Syria. Just a few ingredients bring out all the flavor you need for a hearty and delicious vegetarian / vegan red lentil soup.
Roasting vegetables brings out all kinds of flavor and depth. There's no set recipe - just toss a few of your favorite veggies with oil and salt and roast!
This garlicky artichoke soup is very easy to make.
This garlic soup is as good as anything you've ever had in a restaurant - it is wonderfully rich and velvety.
Tahini sauce is extremely simple and works well in sandwiches or as a salad dressing.
Homemade croutons are a snap to make!