middle eastern recipes

One of the most pleasurable aspects of exploring Middle eastern culture is the cuisine. We highly recommend all of the cookbooks and magazines quoted on this site. Credits are given at the bottom of each recipe page, to help you locate the source at your local bookstore, library or online.


Red Peppers Preserved in Olive Oil

abakadoo ma’ taheena – avocado appetizer

adas bil hamod – lentils with lemon juice

Stuffed Pastry Squares (Al-Motubug)

arabian cauliflower with tahini

Aromatic Lamb Meatballs

aubergine dolmas

baba ghannouj – eggplant dip

banadoora maqliya ma’ thoom – fried tomatoes with garlic

batata bel lamoun wal cosbara – roast potatoes with lemon and coriander

berber bean purée

bessara – fava bean purée

black olives with harissa


cheese & walnut spread

chickpea and olive appetizer

cooked olive salad

cracked green olives with herbs and preserved lemon

creamy yogurt-and-walnut dip

dibis w’rashi – tahini and date syrup dip

eggplant dip with walnuts

eggplant & yogurt dip

eggplant meatballs

egyptian spiced carrot puree

fatayer bisabanikh – spinach pastry

feta cheese dip

fiery carrot dip

fried artichoke hearts with taratur sauce

fried eggplant

fried dried fava beans

fried zucchini with garlic yogurt

garlic pita crisps

grilled rare tuna with tomato-cucumber salad and tahini sauce

hudhud ghanoush – turnip spread

hummus bi tahina – chickpea and sesame dip

hummus pitas with feta-olive salsa

hummus with flat bread

hummus with “green goo”

jawaneh – grilled chicken wings with lemon and garlic

jibne wa labneh – cheese and yogurt dip

korrat – leeks

laban cheese balls

laban ma’ habaq – yogurt and basil appetizer

lahm biajeen – ground meat pizza

lentil hummus

matesha masla – sweet tomato purée

microwave baba ghanoush

Middle Eastern Lamb-stuffed Zucchini with Yogurt Sauce

middle eastern sesame lamb meatballs with minted yogurt dip

midye dolmasi – stuffed mussels

mint-yogurt dip


Moroccan Herbed Olives

Muhammara (Hot Pepper Dip)

New Potato with Herbs & Coarse Salt with Greek Yogurt Dip

Persian Shami

Red Pepper and Onion Tarts with Dates and Fried Cheese

Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Peppers with Preserved Lemon and Capers

Sabanikhiyat (Turnovers with Spinach Filling)

Salatat Bathinjan (Eggplant Appetizer)

Saudi Samboosak

Shredded Beets with Thick Yogurt

Shredded Cabbage and Tahini Dip


Sigara Böregi

Smoked Caviar and Hummus on Pita Toasts

Tahinat el Beid

Tahinat el Beid (2)

Tante Marie’s Hummus (Chickpea Dip)

Tunisian Potato & Olive Salad

Turkish Cigars

Turkish Hummus

Warm Olives with Sesame Seeds and Oregano

Warm Olives with Za’atar

Yellow Pepper & Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer a la Tel Aviv

Zaytun Msabbah (Spiced Olives)

Za’atar Flatbreads with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad



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