Tag Archives: Middle Eastern

Mediterranean Omelette
Ingredients: 4-5 beaten egg whites 2 oz feta cheese 2 oz garbanzo beans 2 oz cup finely diced squash 2 oz cup peas 1 tomato EVOO dried mint salt & pepper Instructions: Start with a bit of EVOO in a pan. Saute your squash for a few minutes and then add the garbanzo beans and peas and Continue Reading
Kafta Balls / Kabobs
Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey/beef/pork 1 yellow onion (finely diced) 2 green onions (finely diced) 1/2 cup fresh chopped mint 4 garlic cloves 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 beaten egg olive oil to brush with Spices (vary the amount of spice to suite your taste): 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper 1 tbsp Continue Reading
Kibbeh with Yogurt/Garlic Sauce
Kibbeh are Middle-Eastern meatballs with a crunchy bulgur wheat shell. Ingredients: Outer Shells: 1 1/2 cups fine bulgur wheat 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped yellow onions 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper Stuffing: 1/2 pound ground beef 3/4 cups finely chopped yellow Continue Reading
Fresh Barley Salad
Ingredients: 1 cup pearled barley 1 red/yellow/orange pepper, minced 1 red onion, minced 1 celery stalk, minced 5-6 mint leaves, minced 2-3 tomatoes, minced 2-3 radishes, minced any other veggie you’d like to add, minced 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp cumin Instructions: Rinse the Continue Reading
Jalapeno Hummus
Ingredients: 1 can garbanzo beans 2 jalapeno peppers 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 2 cloves garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder salt and pepper to taste Instructions: To make the hummus, first roast your jalapeno peppers over an open flame to blister the skin. Continue Reading
Vermicelli Rice
Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup short vermicelli 1 cup long grain rice 1/2 t. salt 2 cups hot water Instructions: Break up vermicelli into small 1-2 inch pieces. In a heavy pot, melt the butter and brown the vermicelli. Add water and remaining ingredients and boil gently 5 minutes, lower heat, cover and simmer Continue Reading
Garlic Sauce / Toum
Ingredients: 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup canola oil, or as needed (do not use olive oil as it can get bitter) 3 egg whites 1 pinch salt 2 tbsp lemon juice Instructions: This must be done in a food processor and not a blender. This recipe is 90% procedure and 10% ingredients. Follow the Continue Reading
Chicken Shawarma
Ingredients: 2.5 lbs of thinly cut skinless boneless chicken breast ½ cup of lemon juice 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce 4 tablespoons of plain (Greek) yogurt 3 tablespoons of white vinegar 1 head of garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of salt (or to taste) ½ of crushed/powder oregano (or Continue Reading
Baba Ghanoush
Ingredients: 2 eggplants 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Instructions: BBQ: This method gives the Baba Ghanoush a smokier flavor. Turn BBQ on to high.  Make holes in the skin of the eggplant with a fork.  Lather Continue Reading