Middle Eastern

Roasted Garlic Hummus

the creamiest homemade hummus, blended with whole chickpeas, roasted garlic, and nutty tahini An authentic Middle Eastern appetizer, oftentimes served with warmed pita bread or fresh crisp vegetables. Hummus is a mixture where the base is chickpeas. Achieving that perfect blend of garlic, tahini, and lemon flavors is what’s sought after, along with a soft… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Hummus

Savory

Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp

a simple shrimp recipe loaded with bold fresh flavors, versatile enough for many dishes Aside from being a lean protein source, shrimp provides an impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces provides over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and… Continue reading Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp

Middle Eastern

Falafel (Chickpea Fritters)

a middle eastern delicacy, of blended chickpeas with fresh herbs, fried to perfection with a crisp outside and soft tender center Falafel originated in Egypt, being made with a combination of fava beans among various spices and herbs. Other countries throughout the Middle East, including Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, adopted the recipe and… Continue reading Falafel (Chickpea Fritters)

Middle Eastern

Pickled Turnips and Beets (Turshi)

a crunchy, bite of earthy, zesty pickled turnips and beets Turshi, or pickled vegetables, is a popular side dish or sandwich addition to many Middle Eastern cuisines. Here we simply have turnips, usually white fleshed, that have been pickled with beets so they’ve picked up their beautiful magenta color. Both beets and turnips are root… Continue reading Pickled Turnips and Beets (Turshi)

Savory

Roasted Carrot and Arugula Salad

sweet roasted carrots over a bed of peppery arugula and a fresh zesty pomegranate molasses dressing Roasting vegetables provides a unique smooth flavor that is a great addition to various dishes. Roasted carrots are almost creamy and provide a sweet delicate flavor. Carrots are loaded with antioxidants, especially beta carotene, and can aid in reducing… Continue reading Roasted Carrot and Arugula Salad

Middle Eastern · Savory

Matchstick Za’taar Fries

oven-baked, yet still crispy, crunchy, and tasty, everything you’d want your fries to be Za’taar is a spice blend that is common in various Middle Eastern foods. It is made by combining dried ingredients like basil, thyme, toasted sesame seeds, marjoram, and sometimes sumac. There are many different blends to zataar and each has it’s… Continue reading Matchstick Za’taar Fries