Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Indo-Pak etc
(Recipe Collection)

105 Recipes Created by PROVERBS31JULIA

Middle Eastern - Lebanese, Egyptian, Jordanian, Iranian/Persian as well as farther east - Indian, Pakistan, etc. - Most of these I have EATEN at restaurants, some I have made, or I want to try to make the recipes. Some Greek Israeli Italian, Turkish etc. I'm not particular!! It's good!!

Recipes in this Collection

Cucumber Yogurt Salad(lebanese)
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Cucumber Yogurt Salad(lebanese)

Cookbook creator says: BigOleDiva (Paula Harris) recipe.Submitted by BIGOLEDIVA

Carbs: 7.8g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 47.9
Lebanese Meat Pie/Pizza
Good 3.3/5
(4 ratings)
Lebanese Meat Pie/Pizza

Flatbreat (Man'ooshe) recipe from:
http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/2009/09/manooshe-zaatar-on-the-saj-or-bbq-grill/

These meat pies can also be made with ground Lamb instead of beef :)

Meat recipe from:
http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/meats/lebanese-meat-pie-recipe-sfeeha-lahm-bi-ajeen/Submitted by SQUIRRELLYONE

Carbs: 34.8g | Fat: 18.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 13.4g | Calories: 355.2
Zaatar Recipe: Wild Thyme Herbal Mix
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
Zaatar Recipe: Wild Thyme Herbal Mix

Zaatar is to Lebanon what Peanut Butter is to America. The word “Zaatar” (aka Zatar or Za’tar) refers to wild thyme herbs that grow in Lebanese and Middle Eastern wilderness. It is also used to refer to the herbal mix that will be featured in this recipe and which is found in every Lebanese kitchen.

I recall childhood memories when we used to go out with our cousins and friends in the woods of villages in Koura, Lebanon every spring looking for wild thyme and marjoram. Our mothers would then dry the herbs and mix them with spices to prepare our yearly stock of the Zaatar mix.

The Zaatar mix can be consumed in a variety of ways, the most common one being to mix it with olive oil, and then use it as a spread on a sandwich or spread it on dough and bake it into a “Man’oosheh” (plural “Mana’eesh”). Mana’eesh bakeries are to the streets of Lebanon what Starbucks is to the streets of America (and now the World). They are extremely common and are crowded mostly in mornings with people picking up Zaatar or other kinds of Mana’eesh and gourmet baked pies on their way to work

Carbs: 3.3g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 34.4
Lebanese Nights Recipe –Layali Lubnan Dessert
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Lebanese Nights Recipe –Layali Lubnan Dessert

Lebanese Nights, aka “Layali Lubnan” is an amazingly aromatic dessert that is quite refreshing in summer time. It has a rich complex taste stemming from subtle hints of Mastic (aka Mistika, or Mastika in Greek, or “Arabic Gum” (not to be mistaken with “Gum Arabic”) , orange blossom water and rose water. The bottom layer is made of the actual pudding, topped with a layer of whipped cream and a layer of coarsely ground fresh pistachios and sugar syrup.Submitted by LEBANESEKITCHEN

Carbs: 52.7g | Fat: 20.8g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 11g | Calories: 414.6
Coconut Tahini Halvah
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Coconut Tahini Halvah

It seems to me that the possibilities of nut butters and nut meals are endless here. You could also top with a drizzle of dark chocolate and then sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.Submitted by FIT_ARTIST

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 14.8g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 181.9
Grilled Lamb Gyros
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Grilled Lamb Gyros

Submitted by JASI27

Carbs: 44.5g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 455.1
lebanese cabbage roll soup
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lebanese cabbage roll soup

very filling soup! Submitted by LOGNSMOM0114

Carbs: 46.3g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 18.4g | Calories: 323.5
Tabbouleh - Authentic Lebanese Style
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Tabbouleh - Authentic Lebanese Style

This recipe is from my sister, whose husband is from the Middle East and is a wonderful cook. I love Tabbouleh, it’s one of my favorite foods with hummus and pita bread, of course. For the best pita bread, go to a local Mediterranean stores.Submitted by JLBARNEY

Carbs: 37g | Fat: 56.8g | Fiber: 11.1g | Protein: 9.7g | Calories: 646.2
Ghormeh Sabzee (persian)
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)
Ghormeh Sabzee (persian)

This is a thick soup that you could put over rice. It has tons of herbs and green veggies. the more you slow cook it the better it tastes. The quantities you add can be varried and it's very versatile, like basil add some, can't stand dill omit it.... it's a soup so anything goes.Submitted by VIVALARAZA

Carbs: 11.3g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 75.2
Persian Chickpea Salad
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Persian Chickpea Salad

Submitted by ANSONSMOMMY

Carbs: 35.9g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 7.6g | Protein: 7.5g | Calories: 211.6
Ezogelin Corbasi (Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Mint)
Good 3.8/5
(24 ratings)
Ezogelin Corbasi (Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Mint)

This soup, based on a Turkish recipe given to me by a friend, is incredibly filling. (It is called Bride Ezo Soup.) Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 39.1g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 16.1g | Protein: 13.1g | Calories: 317.9
Egyptian Breakfast (fava beans)
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
Egyptian Breakfast (fava beans)

This is a dish commonly served in Egypt for breakfast. It is hearty, healthy, and delicious.Submitted by NADIAANN

Carbs: 44.5g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 13g | Protein: 19g | Calories: 310.4
agassifan pakistani stovetop casserole (keema)
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agassifan pakistani stovetop casserole (keema)

Cookbook creator says: Zaytun's Bistro serves this or similar Keema recipes during their buffets.Submitted by AGASSIFAN

Carbs: 28.4g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 14.8g | Calories: 306.8
Alexandrian Cabbage Salad
Good 3.7/5
(3 ratings)
Alexandrian Cabbage Salad

I have this recipe from a relative who lives in the north of Greece. She lives in a town called Alexandria, which is half an hour's drive from the royal palace at Pella and the tomb of Alexander the Great's father and son at Vergina, but because of the dispute over the name Macedonia I've chosen to call this salad Alexandrian. She always has a big tub of this ready chopped in the fridge, and at each meal she puts some in a serving bowl and adds extra virgin olive oil. She also adds a tsp of citric acid as a preservative. I've asked Husband, who is a chemist, and he says it's harmless but if you prefer you could use the fresh juice of one lemon instead (our relative says it goes dark that way, I haven't tested this because I use the citric acid). It will keep a week, refrigerated. With two salads a day it will be gone before then.
In Constantinople they have a similar salad called Politiki, with the addition of garlic. Submitted by SUNNY112358

Carbs: 11.5g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 51.3
Kunafa
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Kunafa

this is an Egyptian dessert.Submitted by EMANHALY

Carbs: 30.5g | Fat: 18.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 285.7
Hummus
Very Good 4.0/5
(592 ratings)
Hummus

A healthy and filling middle eastern dip! Eat it as an appetizer or snack with some pita. Why buy your hummus ready made from the store, when you can make it yourself?Submitted by GRANT_ME_WINGS

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 69.3
Armenian Rice Pilaf Bart Shishmanian's Family Recipe
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
Armenian Rice Pilaf Bart Shishmanian's Family Recipe

My mother was married to a wonderful man, Bart Shishmanian. He was a great father figure, and a wonderful Grandfather. He taught me how to fix this wonderful Rice Pilaf the first year they were married. My kids absolutely love it. I haven't tried to make it substituting a lesser fat product. If you do, please let me know.Submitted by ZFISHPOND

Carbs: 13.1g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 98.1
Armenian Orange Almond Cake with Orange Peel Glaze
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Armenian Orange Almond Cake with Orange Peel Glaze

Gluten-free and dairy-free, but full of great taste! This is an Armenian cake that will quickly become a new sweet staple for you and your family. It will become a tradition in your home if you give it a chance and I can tell you that even those who can eat gluten will thank you for it. You can bring it to parties and people will rave about it. It’s moist and the citrus taste is light and refreshing. Submitted by JULIEG108

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 6g | Calories: 209.5
Armenian Tabbouleh-Sarma Gurgood
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Armenian Tabbouleh-Sarma Gurgood

I'm not sure of the correct spelling of this dish, but I will eventually find out and add it.Submitted by JACKIEF288

Carbs: 26.4g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 10.9g | Protein: 7.5g | Calories: 137
Vegeterian Green Beans ( Armenian Recipe )
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Vegeterian Green Beans ( Armenian Recipe )

DELICIOUS SERVED COLD as a side order, appetizer or main course. Serve with whole wheat Pita bread.Submitted by HYE101

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 18.7g | Fiber: 6.1g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 239.2
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