Middle Eastern

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    Lebanese Street Sandwiches

    Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls that line the streets of Beirut. If you'd rather not use a grill, they can be baked in the oven or made in a panini press. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland

    What Is Tabouli and How Do I Make It?

    What is tabouli, you ask? This easy-to-make grain salad is about to earn a permanent place in your recipe rolodex.


    Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush salad is very popular in the Middle East. It uses sumac, which is a unique spice that adds an...


    9 Essential Middle Eastern Spices and Pantry Ingredients

    Add these Middle Eastern spices and other pantry items to your kitchen so you'll be ready to whip up dishes...


    How to Make Ma’amoul, a Date-Filled Cookie from the Middle East

    Learn how to make ma'amoul, the beloved Middle Eastern butter cookie, made aromatic with flower waters and filled with dates.

    Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

    My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional...


    Malfouf

    Malfouf, also known as Lebanese cabbage rolls, is a delicacy in the Middle East. Not only are cabbage rolls delicious,...

    Rose Water Rice Pudding

    Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant...


    Tabouleh

    Tabouleh, also known as tabbouleh, is a classic Middle Eastern salad. The fresh veggies and mint leaves make it light...


    Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup

    Malabi is a very famous, easy sweet milk pudding from Israel. For this recipe I learned from a friend, you...


    Feta-Stuffed Kibbeh with Harissa

    There are countless versions of kibbeh recipes throughout the Middle East. This is our adaptation of this delicious dish. You...

    What is Za’atar and How to Use It in Your Cooking

    Seen za'atar on the shelves of your local grocer or in a Middle Eastern recipe and wondered what it was?...


    What Is Sumac? Learn More About This Mediterranean Spice

    Prized for the sharp citrusy flavor it brings to dishes, sumac has been used around the world for thousands of...


    Best Hummus

    Hummus is my go-to appetizer when I need something quick, easy and impressive. Over the years I've picked up a...


    Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

    This is how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in...


    Indian-Spiced Beefy Lettuce Wraps

    Since I love the flavors of Indian food, I almost always have coconut milk, a jar of mango chutney and...

    How to Make Hummus, Step by Step

    Once you learn how to make hummus from scratch, you'll never want to go back to store-bought dip!


    Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my...