Middle Eastern

With access to a world of spices and herbs thanks to trade along the Silk Road, Middle Eastern recipes embrace a wide range of flavors. Middle Eastern spices and herbs accent the food with bold flavors, but it's often not spicy-hot. There are certainly some notable and beloved Middle Eastern chiles that deliver fruity heat and are in high demand at home and in restaurants. Some seasoning blends of the Middle East developed hundreds of years ago, but like most blends, they can be tinkered with to cater to personal preferences.

Tahini Sauce
What is Tahini? Tahini is a creamy paste made from ground sesame seeds and is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle East cuisines.  Tahini has a nutty flavor and can be use
Tzatziki Sauce
Tzatziki (pronounced tuh·ZEE·kee) is a cucumber yogurt sauce made simply from Greek yogurt, cucumbers, herbs such as dill and
Dolmeh
There are many, many kinds of dolmeh in the world.
Shkmeruli
I just want to get this out of the way as quickly as possible, and end everyone’s suspense: Spatchcocking is a fantastic way to cook chicken!
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Aleppo Pepper
Aleppo Pepper is a beautiful, crushed pepper flake, bursting with salty, sour heat and sunny flavor.
Falafel Sandwich
Who knew that such a simple food would have such a controversial origin story?
Sabich-Eggplant Sandwich
This recipe is great if you are looking to feed a couple people. The recipe takes a little bit of time to make but the effort is not poorly spent- you will be amazed at the end result.
Sambousek with Aioli
Sambousek is a popular food in Egypt. It is a meat pie just like the South American empanada, the Asian Egg Roll, or the Caribbean meat patty. To make the sambousek, begin with a pastry dough.
Imam Bayildi
Imam Bayildi is a classic Turkish recipe that brings savory eggplant and sweet summer tomatoes together in one silky, vegan, baked casserole.
Flatbread with Dukkah
We have been patiently awaiting the completion of our newest seasoning blend - Dukkah. Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment that is a blend of spices, nuts (usually h
Kofte Kebabs
Kofte is an umbrella term for a style of Middle Eastern cooking that starts with ground or minced meat mixed with onions and spices.
Falafel
Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, often sold by street food vendors.
Chicken Shawarma
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish made with very thin cuts of meat, seasoned and threaded on skewers and grilled.
Homemade Hummus
Store bought hummus is a quick and reliable go-to food that's great for an easy meal or a healthy snack...especially when you dip it in carrots or celery.
Za'atar Crusted Baked Chicken
Breading and baking chicken breasts is a delicious and health-conscious alternative to deep-fried chicken.
Za'atar Spiced Meatballs
This recipe is easy to make and delicious, which makes it a win/win according to our reckoning.
Za'atar Bread with Tomatoes
Looking for another way to use Za'atar seasoning? This is perfect for an appetizer or even a light meal.
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