Lebanese

A white plate filled with slices of roasted zucchini, olive oil, dark roasted cloves of garlic, and mint.

Roast Zucchini with Vinegar

An exceptionally tasty way to serve zucchini that’s not basic or boring. Garlicky, tangy, and minty, it makes a side dish that definitely stands out.

A light blue plate and spoon on a wooden table, filled with quinoa, diced peppers, tomato, parsley, mint, and red onion.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

A plant and herb heavy version of tabbouleh, perfect for scooping up with lettuce. Hummus on the side makes it even tastier.

A green plate topped with a few garlicky chicken wings, a bowl of salt, and a lemon wedge.

Garlicky Chicken Wings With Sumac

An enticing example of just how exquisite Middle Eastern food is. And, for the uninitiated, it’s the perfect vehicle for trying sumac, a tangy red spice that flaunts a tartness much like lemon.

Three cookies--two balls, one oblong--with circular and perforations decorations on top on a wire rack

Traveler’s Date Cookies

Popular in Lebanon and Syria, these sweets are rich semolina cookies shaped around a date paste perfumed with orange-flower water and rose water. Delicate.