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Air-Fryer Falafel

Falafel are a popular street food in the Middle East. The crispy fried chickpea fritters are crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside and full of flavor from cilantro, mint, coriander and nutty sesame seeds. These air-fryer falafel are gluten free on top of it all. Parsley can be added or used instead of mint. —Nithya Narasimhan, Chennai, India

Falafel

Falafel is a common street food in the Middle East. This falafel recipe is gluten-free, crunchy on the outside, tender...


10 Middle Eastern Cookbook Titles We Recommend

This collection of cookbooks is your window into the beautiful world of Middle Eastern cooking. The list includes books with...


Festive Pumpkin Falafel

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


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.


Fattoush Salad

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

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...


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

2 reviews

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


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...

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...


Shakshuka Breakfast Pizza

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


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...


Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

11 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


Baklava Cheesecake

3 reviews

With sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, my unique baklava cheesecake makes a grand display for office parties and other special...

Tangerine Chicken Tagine

1 review

My family and friends love foods from around the world, especially Moroccan entrees, so I created this flavorful dish. Cooking...


Mini Baklava

1 review

Baklava has amazing memories for me: My best friend made it for my bridal and baby showers. And then, she...


Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint & Feta

1 review

Using couscous instead of bulgur for tabbouleh really speeds up the process of making this colorful salad. Other quick-cooking grains,...


Baklava

9 reviews

Many ethnic festivals are held in my city throughout the year. One in May is the Greek Hellenic Festival. My...


Baklava with Honey Syrup

3 reviews

Baklava is a sweet, buttery Greek treat. The honey syrup drizzled on top gives this classic dessert a delicious twist....