Middle Eastern

A sheet pan with 9 chicken thighs covered in a deep reddish sauce, blackened in spots.

Pomegranate Sumac Chicken

A sticky, sweet, and lightly spiced platter of roasted chicken thighs sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? Let us assure you, it really is.

An eggplant kebab on a tortilla with fresh spinach, garlic sauce, and cabbage.

Eggplant Kebabs

A healthy, veggie-packed dinner that’s most magnificent during the height of summer. No turning on the stove required.

A bowl of tabbouleh with a wooden spoon resting inside.

Easy Tabbouleh

Made with lots of herbs and only a bit of bulgur, this tabbouleh is dominated in a good way by parsley, mint, tomatoes, and onions.

A plate of fattoush topped with crispy pita chips and a fork on the side.

Fattoush ~ Vegetable and Pita Salad

Fresh, cool, and filled with summer staple veggies, we think you’re going to love this salad. Tangy dressing and perfectly fried pita croutons bring it all together in a flash.

Three assorted bowls of lime frozen yogurt with black pepper with a spoon on the side.

Lime Frozen Yogurt with Black Pepper

An honest-to-goodness hot weather refresher. A riff on frozen yogurt that combines the tang of lime with an unexpected burst of flavor from crushed black peppercorns. Inspired.

A bowl of preserved lemon yogurt sauce with a spoon resting in it.

Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce

If you’re looking for a simple sauce, dip, and all-around condiment that you’ll use all summer long and beyond, this is it. Citrusy and creamy and packed to the hilt with fresh dill.

Eight kafta, or spiced kebabs, on a plate with a bowl of preserved lemon yogurt next to it and a bowl of rice beside it.

Kafta ~ Spiced Kebabs

Perfect for those nights when you’re looking for simple but also ultra-satisfying, these herbed meatballs are a weeknight revelation. And we’re loving the sauce that goes with them.

A silver bowl of mujadara -- cooked rice and lentils, topped with caramelized onions with a silver spoon on the side.

Mujadara

Comfort food at its finest and, perhaps, easiest. Made with rice, lentils, and caramelized onions, it’s as good room temp as it is warm and goes with almost anything. Full of flavor yet also frugal.

Diamond-shaped pieces of walnut baklava, topped with chopped pistachios.

Walnut Baklava

In the Eastern Mediterranean, each individual has an idea of what makes the perfect baklava. This unconventional approach relies on blitzed raisins and citrus syrup. If you’re looking for perfect, this just might be it.

Six kebabeh sikhi (lamb skewers) on a silver plate with flatbread, lime wedges, cilantro, and sliced red onion.

Lamb Skewers ~ Kebabeh Sikhi

Marinated and grilled lamb skewers are subtly spiced and given a delicious char, making them the ultimate finger food. The intoxicating fragrance alone will make these a favorite.