Middle Eastern

Tabbouleh Salad

a chopped parsley salad with earthy bulgur wheat in a simple olive oil and fresh lemon juice dressing This bulgur salad is known as a traditional Middle Eastern dish called Tabbouleh. The main ingredient in this salad is parsley, lots and lots of parsley. The nutrients found in parsley include vitamin A, K, C, E,… Continue reading Tabbouleh Salad

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Eggplant Casserole (Fatteh Betnjan)

Eggplant Casserole here! This dish is called ‘Fatteh Betnjan‘ in Arabic. One of my favorite dishes of my childhood.  Made with layers of toasted pita bread, seasoned meat in a rich tomato sauce (traditionally used with ground beef, I used chicken here), roasted eggplant, garlic tahini yogurt sauce, fresh herbs like parsley and the best… Continue reading Eggplant Casserole (Fatteh Betnjan)

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Roasted Mini Eggplant with Couscous Stuffing

Stuffed vegetables are common in Middle Eastern cuisines and are called mahshi in Arabic. Zucchini, squash, and even onions are just a few veggies that are traditionally stuffed. They are usually stuffed with rice as the main ingredient but here I’ve opted for couscous instead. Couscous is granular semolina, a coarse wheat that is often used… Continue reading Roasted Mini Eggplant with Couscous Stuffing

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

red peppers are loaded with vitamin C, and beta-carotene which are filled with antioxidant powers A Middle Eastern classic with just a little twist! Red bell pepper is not traditionally served in the authentic hummus but the smokiness combined with the sweetness of the roasted red pepper give it a delicious flavor, alongside a beautiful color. Red… Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Hummus