Old School Middle Eastern Recipes with Some Modern Day Twists

Salads

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 […]

Jajeek

Jajeek

Similar to its Greek cousin, Tzaziki, Jajeek is a super quick and easy salad/dip to make. With four basic ingredients of yogurt, cucumber, mint and garlic, you’ve got a cool, refreshing dish with a flavorful punch. It’s delicious with pita chips, on top of kabob, […]

Lubia Salad

Lubia Salad

If you take nothing else from this blog, take this – Lubia (Loo-B-ah) “Bean” salad!   It is one of my favorites for its versatility, nutritional value and overall mouthwatering tastiness. Lubia salad can find its place on any menu as an appetizer, side dish or […]

Fattoush

Fattoush

This salad is perfectly refreshing with its tart finish and diverse set of textures. Although this recipe calls for certain ingredients below, feel free to add any left over produce you need to use over the next few days. However, a few things are a […]