Thick, tart, and creamy, this yogurt-like cheese, when eaten together with olive oil, pita bread, and za'atar spice, makes a typical Galilean breakfast.
This traditional Iranian mixture of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is a staple of winter solstice celebrations.
This bright, slightly spicy salad is great served with roasted chicken.
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.
An exotic blend of spices, nuts, and tomato makes this dip something special.
Hummus, the chickpea purée found on every Middle Eastern menu, is a classic companion to shish kebab.