Middle Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern cuisine is deeply influenced by its cultural traditions and a deep, rich history. It is celebrated for its vibrant ingredients, fresh and bold flavors, balanced textures and a rich palette of herbs and spices.

So try my Roasted red pepper hummus or Baba ganoush dip, or treat yourself to a crisp and colorful Tabbouleh salad.

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Delicious & easy hummus recipe

Delicious & easy hummus recipe

This delicious homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make. In just a few minutes you'll have an irresistibly silky smooth and creamy hummus, perfect as a dip or spread. What is hummus? Hummus is a spreadable dip originating in the Middle East region with recipes...

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted red pepper hummus

This homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is creamy, vibrant and full of smoky, sweet and bold flavors. An irresistible Mediterranean dip that is easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes. Serve as a luscious appetizer with crackers, pita chips or fresh...

Lebanese Tabbouleh salad (Tabouli recipe)

Lebanese Tabbouleh salad (Tabouli recipe)

Tabbouleh (or tabouli) is a traditional Lebanese herb salad made with very finely chopped fresh parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint and bulgur wheat tossed with a zesty lemon and olive oil dressing. This vibrant green tabbouleh salad recipe offers a refreshing blend of...

Eggplant soup with roasted chickpeas

Eggplant soup with roasted chickpeas

This eggplant soup recipe is rich, silky-smooth and creamy, but without adding any cream. An easy, simple to prepare, make-ahead lunch or appetizer meal. With just a handful of ingredients, this eggplant or aubergine soup is bursting with comforting sweet and smoky...

Chestnut hummus

Chestnut hummus

This rich and creamy chestnut hummus provides a unique twist to the classic hummus recipe made with chickpeas. This is because cooked or roasted chestnuts have a gentle sweetness and soft, nutty taste complemented with a buttery texture. Blending these chestnuts with...

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Baba Ganoush is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip mixed with olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. This delicious creamy dip with a delicate smoky flavour is incredibly easy to make. Many people might cringe when they hear that a dish is made with eggplant. I felt...

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Pita pockets filled with succulent chicken pieces, olives, pesto sauce and various crunchy toppings are a great quick and easy lunch or light meal option for every day.  What are pita pockets? Pita is a small round bread with a pocket in the middle. When the pita...

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