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Middle Eastern

  • 5-Minute Hummus

    How do you improve on something that’s already pretty beloved? For starters, you could make it accessible without sacrificing quality. It’s just as satisfying, and packed with tahini flavor, a given since it calls…

  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    Cauliflower is elemental in Palestinian cooking. Here, cauliflower florets and leaves are roasted in the oven with cumin and coriander until browned, the vegetable’s deep, nutty flavors coaxed out by the heat. Reserve some…

  • Roasted Eggplant With Spiced Chickpeas

    Eggplant is a staple in the Arab world, the source of the dish called moussaq’a, a classic (and vegan to boot, if you leave off the yogurt). The key to cooking eggplant is to…

  • Zahav’s Hummus ‘Tehina’

    This recipe comes from Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, which is known for its silky and wonderfully rich hummus. Garlic and lemon play small roles here; the indisputable co-stars are the freshly cooked chickpeas and…

  • Lamb Steak With Lebanese Spices

    The Lebanese seven-spice mixture baharat (the Arabic word for spices) usually has a base of black pepper and allspice, along with coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, but that’s not set in stone. Sometimes powdered…

  • Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken

    This recipe was inspired by the Middle Eastern dried seasoning mix called za’atar, a combination of herbs (usually thyme, oregano and marjoram), sesame seeds and sumac, often spiked with salt. Here, fresh herbs are…

  • Basic Tahini Sauce

    Use this sauce, which is adapted from the Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov, as a garnish for roast chicken and lamb. Dress thinly sliced raw kale and toasted pumpkinseeds with tahini sauce for a simple…

  • Forever Winter // 1,001 Kentucky Nights

    I am so over this winter. The snow has just been pouring down in Boston, and although I generally love that my office has a big window, it seems like all I can see…

  • Middle Eastern Chickpea and Cauliflower Stew

    Really it’s somewhere between a stew and a vegetarian tagine, with sweet dried apricots plumped up from the rich broth, hearty chunks of sweet potato and cauliflower, and a thick, sweet-and-sour, almost sauce-like broth.…