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Middle Eastern Recipes

Za’atar Roasted Potatoes

Za’atar Roasted Potatoes

Excellent roasted potatoes, very nice flavor, and easy to prepare.

Lemon Chicken in crockpot.

Crockpot Lemon Chicken

This recipe is so good. The ingredients blend together for such a delicious flavor and ...



Taboulleh makes a great side dish or salad

Some of the goodies going into a lovely butter lettuce wrap.. The Tahini is so yummy drizzled of them.. Give it a try!

4 Ingredient Tahini Dressing/Sauce

So simple and fresh tasting. I made it for a fresh veggie lettuce wrap and ...

Thirty-three stuffed dates appetizers

Yummy Stuffed Dates Appetizer

This appetizer combines the sweetness of dates with the creamy texture of the brie. The ...

Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Absolutely brilliant combination of flavors. I made this as a side dish to a chicken ...

Persian Dill Rice (Rice Cooker)

This is a great alternative to plain white rice. The black pepper is a great ...

Roast Chicken w/ Chili Powder, Paprika & Allspice

This recipe comes from the Middle East. The spices used infuse a wonderful, exotic flavor ...

Whole Wheat, Baked Pita Chips

This is a great healthy alternative to greasy fried white flour pita chips. So good ...

Grated zucchini added to the minced turkey moistens them. Smothered with an even lighter tahini yoghurt sauce and you have a great mid week summer dinner.

Turkey Koftas With Tahini Yoghurt Sauce

Turkey Burgers with a Middle Eastern twist.

I forgot to take a picture when it came out of the oven, but here is a breast and stuffing for my lunch.

Lavangi- Ajerbaijani Stuffed Chicken

My DIL taught me this recipe. I LOVE it.

So yummy

Get-together Essentials: Beef & Hummus Plate

I am mixing my cultures for this recipe we have the distinctly Eastern flavors of ...

Gar-licky Arti-chicky Sandwich cut on a plate.

Gar-licky Arti-chicky Sandwiches

I asked my husband to bring home a loaf of Italian or French bread so ...

Tabbouleh with Toasted Quinoa

Tabbouleh is generally made with bulgur wheat, but the quinoa is a nice change of ...

Roasted cauliflower with lemon tahini and roasted almonds

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon- Tahini Sauce

If you haven’t tried roasted cauliflower- I just know you’re going to love it! This ...

Fruit Cakes with Grandma's old recipe


This recipe was passed down through the years and given to me by my Grandmother, ...

So yummy

Entertaining Essentials: Feta/Tomato Cheese Dip

This is an easy/peasy dip to put together, and goes great with a small party ...

Tangy Yoghurt Sauce

We enjoy mideastern food and many dishes are served with a side of yoghurt sauce. ...

So yummy

Spice Essentials: Homemade Harissa Paste

Harissa is one of those items that you may have heard of, but do not ...

Lebanese Lentils and Rice

Our favorite Lebanese restaurant in Minneapolis (Emily's Lebanese Deli) serves this dish and we ...

Carrot Hummus

Serve with pita chips, vegetable sticks or crackers. If too thick, stir in water, ...

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

Cauliflower roasted with a nice combination of spices. I like to serve this with ...