Appetizer & Mezze

Cauliflower Pickles مخلل زهرة

Pickling is a big thing within the Palestinian cuisine, we pretty much pickle most vegetables, the most popular ones are cucumbers and turnips. Cauliflower gets its share as well, and it’s one of my absolute favorites. Pickles are a must have in the Palestinian pantry (monneh). Most Palestinians make their pickles at home. My mother …

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Cucumber-Yogurt Salad سلطة خيار باللبن

Hot weather requires a cold salad, something I grew up eating, my mother used to make this salad a side dish during the summer heat days. Especially when the main dish consists of rice or anything warm and heavy, a cucumber-yogurt salad was always a very nice option to add. Also from a nutrients perspective, …

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Mtabal Kussa-Zucchini with Tahini    متبل كوسا

Mtabal or baba ghanouj is a very common appetizer in the Middle Eastern and Palestinian cuisine, the main ingredient for this is eggplants. This side dish or appetizer offered all the times at restaurants and recipes can be found everywhere. However, I notice lately that some people are allergic to eggplants, and perhaps others don’t …

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Za’atar Bread Cheese Balls

Za’atar Bread Cheese Balls زعتر بولز بالجبنة

Za’tar is a very popular herb that is greatly used in so many recipes in Palestine. One of the most popular is the dried ground za’atar mixed with some spices and sesame and dipped in bread with olive oil, or sprinkled over chicken and salads. That is the one that is becoming so popular in …

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