Warm lentils and rice get comfy with a tahini flavored Middle Eastern salad. Make it a second time with falafel in place of the tomatoes and onions.
May Bsisu is a food writer and chef specializing in Arab culinary traditions. She lived and cooked in Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, and England before moving to the U.S. and is dedicated to preserving and teaching the foods and traditions of her Middle Eastern heritage. Bsisu is the author of The Arab Table.