Hummus (Chickpea dip)

Hummus ([ˈhʊm.əs], [ˈxʊm.ʊs], or [ˈhʌm.əs], Arabic: حُمُّص‎, full Arabic name: hummus bi tahini Arabic: حمص بالطحينة‎) is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini (hummus bi tahina), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe. It’s usually served as […]

Baba ghanoush (Eggplant dip)

Baba ghanoush, Baba ganoush, Baba ghanouj [bah-bah gah-noosh] Baba ghanoush (Arabic: بابا غنوج‎‎ bābā ghannūj, also appears as BABA GANOUSH or BABA GHANOUJ) is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with tahina (made from sesame seeds), olive oil and various seasonings. The Arabic bābā means “father”, while ghannūj could be a personal name. The […]

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh [tuh-boo-luh] (Arabic: تبولة‎ taboūleh; also tabouleh, tabbouli, tabouli, or taboulah) is a Levantine vegetarian salad made of mostly finely chopped parsley with tomatoes, mint, onion, Bulgur (cracked wheat), and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and Pepper. Some variations add garlic or lettuce, or use couscous instead of bulgur. Tabbouleh is traditionally served as part of a mezze (appetizer) in the Arab world. Variations of it are made by Armenians, Palestinians and Turkish. Its popularity has grown in Western cultures. RECIPE: […]

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