Middle Eastern Cuisine
Middle Eastern recipes draw together subtle, flavorful influences from this large and diverse region. Expect olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, sumac, chickpeas, mint, and parsley in exotic yet accessible Middle Eastern cuisine.
If you like gyros, then you'll love this well-balanced lamb and rice dinner. The yogurt sauce pairs perfectly with the spiced-up rice.
Pan sear chickpea patties for crispy falafel at home. Stuff inside a pita or serve on top of a fresh green salad.
Ready in about 25 minutes. Orange and honey blends with the spices to create excellent flavor in this easy chicken recipe.
This dish, popular from Athens to Zanzibar, is fast, easy to make, high in fiber, and can serve as a side dish or appetizer.
Bulgur or cracked wheat is a Middle Eastern staple. This vegetarian melange of grain, fruits, and vegetables is satisfying and boasts a preparation that's simplicity itself.
For these dinner kabobs, a savory ground lamb mixture is shaped into logs, skewered, and grilled, then served with a refreshing cucumber sauce.
Tandoors are clay ovens used to roast chicken, meat, or vegetables. The "tandoori" food is typically marinated before cooking for added flavor and moisture.
Harness the decadent flavors of baklava, a classic Middle-Eastern dessert, in a tiny, bite-size tart.
Hazelnuts and cocoa powder are layered between phyllo dough and sweetened with and orange syrup in this twist on classic baklava.
During Hanukkah in some Israeli communities, vendors sell these filled buns, known as sufganyot, by the basketful.
Embrace Middle Eastern culture with this surprisingly simple baklava recipe. Flaky phyllo dough is layered with chopped peanuts, honey, and butter.