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Middle Eastern

  • Recipe

    Spicy Ground Lamb Kebabs with Onions and Peppers

    Reminiscent of the Turkish meatballs called köfte, ground lamb gets wrapped around a skewer (an easy step) and grilled to juicy perfection. Served on flatbread with grilled vegetables and a…

  • Recipe

    Pistachio Phyllo Bites

    Reminiscent of baklava, these treats are ready in minutes. A perfect sweet bite to cap off a meal, they look especially pretty garnished with a bright green raw pistachio.

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    Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken Thighs

    A drizzle of pomegranate molasses adds tangy-sweet flavor to garlicky pan-fried chicken.

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    Spicy Red Lentil and Chickpea Stew

    The humble look of this stew belies its complex flavor: a mix of spicy heat and earthy legumes, topped with a cooling, creamy lemon-flecked yogurt.

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    Steam-Roasted Carrots with Yogurt and Dukkah

    This striking side dish can just as easily work as an appetizer—the carrots make fun finger food. For a pretty presentation, keep a little of the green tops intact.

  • How-To

    How to Make Homemade Yogurt

    It’s easy, requires no special equipment, and is delicious in all kinds of dishes from kebabs to cake.

  • Recipe

    Yogurt-Marinated Pork Kebabs with Cucumber-Lemon Labneh

    This flavorful dish pairs juicy Middle Eastern-spiced pork with a lemony spread made by straining yogurt to make labneh, an ultra-thick salted yogurt cheese. The pork and labneh both need…

  • Recipe

    Homemade Yogurt

    The time range for incubating yogurt is quite wide, from 8 to 16 hours, depending in part on how active the cultures in the starter yogurt are, and in part…

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    Grilled Sweet Potato, Pistachio, and Pomegranate Salad

    Tangy pomegranate, yogurt, and a burst of fresh mint counter the sweetness of the potatoes in a Mediterranean-inspired salad that pairs deliciously with grilled lamb. If you can’t find pomegranate…

  • Recipe

    Preserved Lemon Tahini Sauce

    Mild sesame tahini sauce gets a kick of savory flavor from white miso and some briny, pickled notes from preserved lemons. Use as a dip for falafel, or spread on…