These days I’m all about tahini because it’s deliciously versatile. Make sure to roll these meatballs firmly into the millet so that the tiny grains don’t fall off during frying.
An excellent hearty soup for cold winter nights.
Baked Falafel is a lighter twist to a deep-fried favorite. If you want to make an extra batch you can freeze them for a few months.
Our couscous salad is very popular in the summer and is excellent to take along on picnics.
Traditional in many Middle Eastern countries, hummus is usually made with chickpeas, but I use white beans here for a change of pace. It’s delicious with steamed potatoes and artichokes as well as blanched broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans. Partner it with olives, pita bread, and stuffed grape leaves.
One-skillet dishes, like this one offer the bonus of quick cleanup. Tomato Poached Eggs is a recipe inspired by the traditional Middle Eastern dish shakshuka. This dish is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sumac Yogurt Sauce is a delicious accompaniment for grilled lamb, pork, chicken, or vegetables.
Couscous With Cherry Tomatoes is an excellent summer side dish that goes well with nearly any meal.
Kofta is a Turkish preparation of ground meat, usually lamb, mixed with herbs and spices, rolled into log form or little balls, and then grilled or fried. You can shape the kofta one day ahead and keep them covered in the refrigerator.
This Mediterranean Chickpea & Feta Salad is perfect for either a main meal or side dish.