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    Green Beans with Onions (Loubieh Bziet)

    This recipe also works well with okra, spinach, escarole, and chard. Fresh or canned tomatoes may also be added.

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    A Middle Eastern staple, couscous is a quick and delicious alternative to rice or pasta

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    Spiced Green Beans Braised with Tomato & Onions

    This classic Lebanese dish is flavored with hints of cinnamon and allspice. It’s wonderful with any roasted meat but especially good with lamb.

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    Tabbouleh (Parsley & Cracked-Wheat Salad)

    It's important to chop the ingredients by hand; the food processor tends to make mush. Make sure the parsley is washed and dried well. If you're making this ahead of…

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    Middle Eastern-Style Flank Steak

    Flaky Aleppo pepper (available at Middle Eastern groceries and online at Kalustyans.com)  is worth seeking out for the rub; its heat doesn't overpower its fruity pepper. If you can't find Aleppo, hot…

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    Hummus (Chickpea & Tahini Purée)

    This makes a wonderful dip for vegetables and, of course, pita bread. If you cook your own chickpeas, make sure they're very tender.

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    Seared Strip Steak with Lemony Couscous Tabbouleh

    Put a Middle Eastern spin on tonight’s steak dinner. With fresh lemon and plenty of herbs like mint and parsley, the tabbouleh is a wonderful complement to the meat.  

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    Tabbouleh Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

    There’s a great debate among cooks from the Middle East about the ratio of bulgur to parsley in a tabbouleh. Some say it should be at least 8 parts parsley…

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    Baba Ghanouj (Eggplant & Tahini Purée)

    The most important part of this dish is roasting the eggplant. You can do this on a gas stove-it makes a mess, but the flavor can't be beat. Other options…

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