middle eastern

Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 5 M
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A bowl filled with spicy harissa lentil stew on a white plate with flat leaf parsley garnishing the dish and scattered around the bowl.

Spicy Harissa Lentils

An easy weeknight meal that’s an unassuming melding of red lentils, harissa, sautéed onions, and garlicky tahini sauce that can only be described as magical. (Yes, lentils can be magic.)

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  • 45 M
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A white plate filled with charred corn salad and a halved lime and bowl of dressing on the side.

Charred Corn Salad

You just found your next sweet corn infatuation that’ll entice you night after night all the way through the end of summer.

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  • 30 M
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An eggplant kebab on a pita with a lemon wedge, garlic sauce, spinach leaves, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, and cabbage.

Eggplant Kebabs

An entertaining-worthy dinner that’s most magnificent during the height of summer. No turning on the stove required.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A white oval platter filled with couscous that is topped with Middle Eastern chicken thighs, lemon slices, and chopped parsley.

Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs

Fast. Flavorful. And flaunting just enough Middle Eastern flair to intrigue but not frighten anyone. Even kids. Swear.

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  • 45 M
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Homemade hummus sprinkled with paprika and drizzled with oil swirled on a grey plate.

Homemade Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 24
A white plate with striped edges filled with potatoes and lamb meatballs with tahini

Lamb Meatballs with Tahini | Kefte

Kefte translates to meatballs. And there are no shortage of different types in the Middle East. These are definitely contenders for BEST kefte.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Catalan lamb skewers on sliced cucumbers topped with a romesco sauce

Catalan Lamb Skewers

A Catalan dish consisting of a Moroccan-inspired marinade, a spoon-licking-good Spanish pepper sauce, and a cooling Middle Eastern cucumber-yogurt salad. Our sorta fusion food.

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  • 1 H
  • 5 H
  • 2
Mini Staub skillets filed with kale shakshuka--eggs, kale, and spices

Kale Shakshuka

This is definitely not your classic shakshuka. But with its lilt of lemon, its hearty braised greens, and it sprinkling of za’atar, it’s not something we’d kick out of bed.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
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Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

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  • 45 M
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