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You can make inspired African cuisine at home with our recipes for stews, tagines and more.

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      Herbed Pumpkin Flatbread

      1 review

      These herby pumpkin flatbreads benefit from the wonderful flavor and texture of pumpkin. They are amazing served with soup, salad and curry. Chickpea flour adds a protein boost and unique flavor. —Kayla Capper, Ojai, California

      Festive Pumpkin Falafels

      My pumpkin falafels are a healthy twist on the classic. Pumpkin adds a light sweetness to the vegan falafel while...


      Sheet-Pan Chicken Curry Dinner

      2 reviews

      This sheet-pan chicken curry is a quick way to get a meal on the table without fuss. Everyone loves it,...


      Lebanese Street Sandwiches

      2 reviews

      Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls...


      What Is Tabouli and How Do I Make It?

      What is tabouli, you ask? This easy-to-make grain salad is about to earn a permanent place in your recipe rolodex.

      How to Use Kamut, an Ancient Whole Grain

      This ancient grain has more protein than conventional wheat and is reportedly easier to digest. Here's the inside story on...


      Moroccan Apricot Chicken

      6 reviews

      Traditionally, this Moroccan chicken with apricots dish includes chili pepper paste, but I use chili sauce in my version. Serve...

      Fattoush Salad

      Fattoush salad is very popular in the Middle East. It uses sumac, which is a unique spice that adds an...


      9 Essential Middle Eastern Spices and Pantry Ingredients

      Add these Middle Eastern spices and other pantry items to your kitchen so you'll be ready to whip up dishes...


      How to Make Ma’amoul, a Date-Filled Cookie from the Middle East

      Learn how to make ma'amoul, the beloved Middle Eastern butter cookie, made aromatic with flower waters and filled with dates.


      Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

      1 review

      My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional...

      Malfouf

      4 reviews

      Malfouf, also known as Lebanese cabbage rolls, is a delicacy in the Middle East. Not only are cabbage rolls delicious,...


      Rose Water Rice Pudding

      Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant...


      Tabouleh

      1 review

      Tabouleh, also known as tabbouleh, is a classic Middle Eastern salad. The fresh veggies and mint leaves make it light...


      Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup

      Malabi is a very famous, easy sweet milk pudding from Israel. For this recipe I learned from a friend, you...


      Feta-Stuffed Kibbeh with Harissa

      There are countless versions of kibbeh recipes throughout the Middle East. This is our adaptation of this delicious dish. You...

      What is Za’atar and How to Use It in Your Cooking

      Seen za'atar on the shelves of your local grocer or in a Middle Eastern recipe and wondered what it was?...


      What Is Sumac? Learn More About This Mediterranean Spice

      Prized for the sharp citrusy flavor it brings to dishes, sumac has been used around the world for thousands of...


      Best Hummus

      2 reviews

      Hummus is my go-to appetizer when I need something quick, easy and impressive. Over the years I've picked up a...


      Slow-Cooker Chicken Tagine with Pumpkin

      1 review

      I first discovered tagines—Moroccan stews—when my oldest son was a baby, and I've loved them ever since. The first version...


      Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

      This is how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in...


      Indian-Spiced Beefy Lettuce Wraps

      2 reviews

      Since I love Indian flavors, I almost always have coconut milk, a jar of mango chutney and garam masala seasoning...


      Cauliflower Tabbouleh

      This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my...


      Moroccan Lamb Lettuce Wraps

      I am a huge fan of both Moroccan lamb and lettuce wraps. This combination—with the creamy dressing and crunchy cucumber—makes...

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      Beef Suya

      5 reviews

      My Nigerian brother-in-law introduced me to beef suya, a very spicy street food that's popular in western Africa. I was...


      Shakshuka Breakfast Pizza

      I turned traditional shakshuka into a fun brunch pizza. Its sweet, spicy and crunchy ingredients make it perfect for morning,...


      Spicy Peruvian Potato Soup

      1 review

      This robust Peruvian soup (known there as locro de papa) has the comfort of potatoes and the warming spiciness of...


      Pressure-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

      While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...


      Pressure Cooker Chicken with Raisins and Capers

      Capers, golden raisins and fresh basil give this dish a sweetly savory flavor. And what's even better than that? The...


      Moroccan Chicken Tagine Pockets

      1 review

      I enjoy shredded chicken dishes, Moroccan seasonings and pita sandwiches. The addition of the carrot salad laced with dates and...