Topped with rose petals and golden raisins, this simple dip is an elegant condiment.
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 soup is finished with a flourish of mint-and-chile-infused butter.
Cooking these beans with a lamb shoulder chop, a flavorful cut of meat, will give this entrée a richer texture.
This dish is a perfect garnish for falafel and is also delicious on its own.
Briefly frying the eggplants for this classic dish softens their flesh, making them easier to stuff.
This flavorful dish is a springtime favorite in the Middle East.
This delicate pastry is layered with rose-water pastry cream topped with salty pistachios.
This is a recipe for dolamades, an eastern European specialty.
This stew is popular in Egypt, where favas are a staple food.
This is our adaptation of a popular Iranian dish made with beef, lamb, and a pinch of saffron.
This soft, fluffy rice, crowned with a crisp crust, is a staple of Persian cuisine, and is often served with kebabs.
This traditional Lebanese salad of cracked wheat and parsley is popular throughout the Middle East.
If your feta is very sharp, soak it in cold water in the refrigerator for a day before using.
This paklava-like pastry may be curved into a circle before baking, then filled with more nuts in the center, for a variation called glore.
Loquats grow all over Turkey; late May is the height of the season.
This tart, pungent salad is a favorite throughout Syria.
This flavorful stew intricately melds rich meat, delicate artichoke hearts, and Middle Eastern spices.