Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

Salads

Asparagus Fattoush

Asparagus Fattoush

This Asparagus Fattoush is proof that you can use whatever is in season or what you have on hand to make this beloved middle eastern salad. It is so fresh and the perfect addition to your Memorial Day Mediterranean Mezze Table. Along with some other […]

Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad

Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad

Say hello to this tahini ranch dressing slathered over romaine salad! Not sure about anyone else here, but more recently in quarantine, I have been leaning into some fresh greens. It could be because of all those borek, comforting rice dishes and middle eastern cookies….but […]

Citrus Tahini Kale Salad

Citrus Tahini Kale Salad

With the holidays being over I am craving a kale salad in a major way. I mean we went from summer, to 2 seconds of fall, to a baked goods manifesto over the holidays, and now here we are. This salad is currently giving me […]

Einjarada

Einjarada

Einjarada, meaning “the eye of the grasshopper” in Arabic, gets its name from the main ingredient that gives this salad its distinctive flavor – dill seed, which resembles (you guessed it) a grasshopper’s eye. But the question remains – who made this salad best? Was […]

Middle Eastern Salad

Middle Eastern Salad

This salad comes together quickly and is so refreshing and flavorful.The freshness comes from the mix of parsley, mint, lemon, cucumber and tomato. This is a common side salad that greets many Middle Eastern tables and can pair with about any dish, such as kabob, […]

Not Your Average Pasta Salad

Not Your Average Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is not your average pasta salad. It’s bold and got some flavor! The vinaigrette is a blend of fresh mint and parsley, red wine vinegar, pomegranate molasses, olive oil and a little Fresno chili pepper. These ingredients pierce through the pasta, sweet […]

Spiced Watermelon and Feta Salad

Spiced Watermelon and Feta Salad

spiced watermelon and feta salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

YUMMY ! Just thinking about writing this post makes my mouth water. Shrimp Orzo Salad is such a great dish to wind down the summer with. It’s lemony-dill dressing provides a refreshing flavor akin to other summer dishes, but the warmth of the orzo and […]

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

While we grew up eating our fair share of Middle Eastern cuisine, my Mom, being the excellent cook she is, would constantly throw new dishes into the mix inspired by restaurant visits or our travels abroad.  She was and still is a true renaissance woman […]

Tata’s Signature Salad

Tata’s Signature Salad

Tata’s Signature Salad is a wonderful go-to salad any time of the year. Our Tata (grandma) made this simple salad so refreshing by adding a touch of mint. Of course, her sweet tooth would always kick in, so she added a little bit of sugar […]