Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

Salads

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 […]

Tabouleh

Tabouleh

No dish is more quintessentially Middle-Eastern then Tabouleh. It’s the first dish that comes to my mind anytime anyone asks me “So what exactly is Middle-Eastern food?” It is also one of those dishes that makes your mouth water just thinking about it, in part, […]

Tata’s Potato Salad

Tata’s Potato Salad

This is NOT your grandma’s mayo filled potato salad! This is our Tata’s refreshing and tangy potato salad. This potato salad is very light and crisp with its fresh ingredients of parsley, green onion, and lemon juice. It’s the perfect summer potato salad and will […]