Middle Eastern Recipes

    Looking for authentic recipes from the Middle East? We have Syrian flatbreads, Lebanese tabbouleh and fattoush, moutabal, houmous and falafel, plus much more.

    125 Recipes




    Global Cuisine

    28 reviews

    Fry or barbecue this Cyprus style cheese and serve with a Greek salad and crusty bread. This cheese can be just as easily dry fried as it can be fried in oil and is also easily cooked on the barbecue plate. Watch out-it's addictive!

    Recipe by: Linda

    126 reviews

    A Middle Eastern salad comprised of pita bread, cos lettuce, spring onions, tomatoes, cucumber and a sumac and lemon dressing. Sumac is available from some supermarkets or Lebanese shops.

    Recipe by: WINNIFRED

    49 reviews

    Dukkah is an Egyptian spice and nut blend that is served on crusty bread dipped in olive oil. It is thoroughly addictive. It is normally made with pistachios, this version is based on hazelnuts.

    Recipe by: rosichops

    4 reviews

    Perfect for a weekend meal or special occasion these lamb cutlets are seasoned with Middle Eastern spices then served on almond and apricot couscous and with mint yoghurt sauce.

    Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

    46 reviews

    Lavash is a flatbread very popular in Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Make sure you roll the dough out very thinly for best results. A great alternative to pita.

    Recipe by: SALLYCOOKS

    261 reviews

    Apricots in lentil soup? It sounds unusual but this is a common Middle Eastern technique. Cumin and thyme provide a gorgeous flavour.

    Recipe by: Karena

    12 reviews

    This is a pasta bake similar to macaroni and cheese but closer to the way they serve it in Egypt. Very hearty and flavourful, I think you'll like it!

    Recipe by: NOURA

    34 reviews

    This is a delicious dish where rice is slowly simmered with fresh dill, parsley and coriander, along with broad beans and spices. In Iran it is traditionally served with fish.

    Recipe by: GONDWANA

    18 reviews

    This is a delicious and spicy aubergine dip called Moutabel that is popular in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. It is best eaten with fresh hot pita bread.

    Recipe by: KCOGDEN

    5 reviews

    An aromatic, 'main meal' soup that has a rich flavour & is highly nutritious.

    Recipe by: lynjoymac

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