Middle Eastern

Several sesame-coated halloumi fries; some on a wire rack and some on a plate, with a dish and spoon of hot honey dipping sauce on the side.

Sesame Halloumi Fries

Move over, mozza sticks. These spiced halloumi fries with Aleppo hot honey dipping sauce is our new favorite cheesy finger food.

Two grilled scallop kabobs on a blue oval platter with a dish of dipping sauce on the side.

Grilled Scallop Kabobs

These easy grilled scallop kabobs get a flavor boost from a quick marinade and a smoky scallion-sumac dipping sauce.

A rectangular pine nut-toffee tart with rosemary and orange cut into triangles

Toffee Tart with Pine Nuts and Rosemary

This tart’s an unusual but fantabulous confection. The meatiness of the nuts, the piney notes of rosemary, the citrusy orange, and sweetness of the toffee play oh-so-nicely together.

Fig jam thumbprint cookies in rows on a sheet of parchment paper.

Fig Jam Thumbprint Cookies

A more exotic take on the traditional thumbprint, the addition of fig jam takes these beauties to an even better place. Sweet, warm, and gorgeous.

A bowl of everything bagel hummus with flatbread and salad

Everything Bagel Hummus

Take two favorite classics–Middle Eastern hummus and Everything Bagel seasoning–and what do you get? A wicked easy, insanely delicious spread.

A pottery bowl filled with merguez meatballs, garnished with parsley, surrounded by pitas and roasted red peppers.

Merguez-Style Meatballs

Little flavor bombs made from harissa-spiced lamb that are perfect on their own but also scrummy tucked into a pita or slathered with hummus.