Add a whole new layer of flavour to your homemade hummus dip with the addition of zesty lemon, fresh coriander and red chilli to your recipe. It'll provide a lovely Asian-style twist, perfect for enjoying with rice crackers.
Halva recipes are many and varied - but broadly speaking are dense, sweet treats popular in Middle Eastern cuisines made on either nut butter or flour. Our halva recipe uses semolina and almonds to create a deliciously spiced treat for any time of day.
Rosewater and orange blossom water are the heroes of many Middle Eastern treats, adding a distinctive and delicious flavour that sings of exoticism. Here, we've gathered our best desserts that make the most of these wonderful waters, from Turkish delight and stunning rose-infused figs to Lebanese konafa and orange blossom semolina cake. There's also recipes for traditional sweets like halva, charosets and Jewish rugelach as well as our modern twists using classic Middle Eastern flavours. So try something different for dessert and get baking!
There's nothing like filling the kitchen with the fragrant spices for which the countries of the Middle East are famous. Dinner dishes come alive thanks to mouth-watering flavours from sumac to za'atar while desserts are sweetened with a light touch of rose water and orange blossom. Here, we've pulled together our best meals that make the most of these sensational spices. There's everything from roasted eggplant with pomegranate molasses, a favourite ingredient in Iran, to konafa, a sweet cheese pastry popular in Lebanon. Dig in!
Hummus and pita chips are our go-to healthy snack - they're tasty, quick to make at home and packed full of protein and fibre to keep you feeling full. It's the perfect afternoon treat for any day of the week but if you want to mix it up, here we've pulled together the best twists on your basic hummus dip. There's everything from a lovely sweet pumpkin dip to a spicy coriander and chilli variation. Just throw your ingredients together and process until smooth - you'll have you new favourite dip ready in less than 10 minutes. Too easy!