This traditional Iranian mixture of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is a staple of winter solstice celebrations.
Brightened with lemon and garlic, tahini becomes a bright, creamy dip.
The Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar (which combines sumac, oregano, sesame, hyssop, and other spices) flavors this simple cilantro-and-garlic dip. It's ideal served alongside roasted meats, or slathered on fresh-baked pita.
This Middle Eastern winter salad has a creamy, nutty taste and a delicious bite of onions, flavored with sumac and lemon.