Condiments and Sauces
As lemons cure in a salty, spicy brine, their flesh softens and sweetens; after a month, they're ready to be finely chopped and added to everything from Moroccan tagines to vinaigrettes.
Garnished with walnuts and garlic chips, this creamy dip makes a great appetizer.
Topped with rose petals and golden raisins, this simple dip is an elegant condiment.
These spicy cabbage pickles offset the richness of roasted meat.
Serve this tart, herbaceous eggplant pickle with Persian rice dishes and stews.
These tarragon-flavored pickles pair well with Iranian meatballs and other meat dishes.
This garam masala—like spice is a common Emirati flavoring: It's often blended with clarified butter or simply sprinkled into soups, stews, and other dishes.
Piquant schug makes a fantastic condiment for pita and falafel sandwiches.
This piquant Middle Eastern dip is based on a recipe from author Peter Balakian. It takes its sweet and sour flavor from pomegranate molasses.
Not to be confused with tartar sauce, this tahini-based dipping sauce is perfect with steamed artichokes.
This relish makes an intriguing complement to fish or game.
In Turkey, this onion-parsley condiment is served with grilled meats or fish.
This ground spice mixture—which varies from cook to cook—is basic to many Middle Eastern cuisines.
Assembling a meal from a selection of small plates is a great way to do Valentine's day—indulgent, not too heavy, and perfect for sharing. Try our menu of meze for an intimate, but casual, dinner for two.
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Gently browned cipollini onions add an unexpected hint of caramel sweetness to hummus, deepening its earthy flavors.
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