Middle Eastern Recipes
This is a Turkish salad traditionally consumed with raki which is an alcoholic beverage. However you can consume it at any meal. It has a sour and bitter taste.
A very popular take-out especially after a night out at the pub. This favorite is so so tasty--I'm sure once you try it you'll certainly want to make more! Serve with warmed (lightly toasted) pita bread chili sauce and a salad of shredded cabbage carrot onion and sliced cucumber. Also great to add as a topping for pizzas. Great to make in advance slice and freeze.
Comforting tapioca pudding is usually infused with vanilla. I had some rose water on hand and thought I'd try it instead. The result was too delicious to keep to myself! I use goat's milk since I'm allergic to cow's milk but feel free to use 2% cow's milk if you prefer it.
This is a cool cream-based dessert of Lebanese origin that is perfect for those hot summer days.
These small bread rings coated with sesame seeds called simit are a popular Turkish snack or street food.
This is a delicious Mexican chorizo stew with poached eggs. We had this dish in a small beach hotel in Tulum Mexico called Playa Azul. I have spent the last year recreating and perfecting it. My family loves it. Update: After years of making eggs in a pot I finally came to realize that the dish I had in Mexico was a version of the Middle Eastern dish shakshuka.
This fusion dish is quick and easy. It combines some classic ingredients from the lovely Mediterranean region with a Middle Eastern touch. This simple recipe is perfect hot or cold for summer evenings.
A spiced and chilled Mediterranean salad.
Israeli salad. Use a full-flavored olive oil. Optional: add minced olives feta cheese or cilantro.
These are amazing! I made a bunch and froze them instead of going to the store and buying pre-made frozen burgers. Really great with pickles and hummus on a sandwich.