Category: Appetizers

  • Potato and Eggs Frittata

    Potato and Eggs Frittata

    Perfect breakfast alternative. Potato and eggs frittata is perfect for a late breakfast or brunch. You can “dress it up” any way you like, but potatoes and eggs are good enough! The potatoes are crunchy and match perfectly with the soft texture of the eggs. Serve it with tomatoes, olives, homemade halloumi, or stuff it […]

  • Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush

    Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush

    Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush is made with eggplants, tahini and lemon juice. A condiment that goes perfectly with any dish you make, such as lamb or chicken. You can roast them in the oven, but the best way is to grill them. You can make large quantities at one time and then freeze them in freezer safe […]

  • Muhammarah


    Muhammarah is made with concentrated pomegranate syrup, pepper paste, bread crumbs and coarsley ground walnuts. Concentrated pomegranate syrup is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine as an alternative to lemon juice and renders a sour flavor. Muhammarah is often served with beef or chicken mortadella. It is also served as an appetizer along side toasted pita bread. Skill […]

  • Chicken Mortadella

    Chicken Mortadella

    Chicken mortadella is a very popular buffet item at any Mediterranean gathering. The chicken is processed just like the shell of the “keufteh” and then seasoned with various spices, unsalted pistachios and cooked in red wine and apple cider vinegar. Slice into 1/4 inch pieces. The pistachios which can be seen in each slice adds […]

  • Lehmajun


    Lehmajun aka Armenian Pizza, made with ground beef, parsley, green bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic and seasonings is loved by everyone. If you are lucky to live near an Armenian bakery you can buy them freshly made, or buy them frozen at your specialty grocer. But trust me, there is nothing better than homemade. Instead of […]

  • Blistered Padron Peppers

    Blistered Padron Peppers

    If you like to stroll at your local farmers market in the summer months, you may have noticed the different varieties of peppers that are available. These blistered pardon peppers make an amazing appetizer. Serve them next to your pizza, make some Margaritas, and invite your friends over for a Friday night get together. These […]

  • Cheese Zaatar and Red Pepper Paste Appetizer

    Cheese Zaatar and Red Pepper Paste Appetizer

    Cheese zaatar and pepper paste appetizer is a delicious alternative to the common cheese buerek. If you are entertaining and want to serve something a little “off the tangent” serve this appetizer. The zaatar combined with red pepper paste, cheese, onions and cumin is amazing. These cheese zaatar and pepper paste appetizer can be cut […]

  • Halloumi Cheese – Homemade

    Halloumi Cheese – Homemade

    Halloumi cheese is very easy to make at home and will cost much less that if bought them ready from the store. Halloumi cheese is probably the most loved and “respected” cheese in Lebanon. Black caraway seeds are added into the cheese then folded together. You can freeze a whole batch of them and use […]

  • Cheese Beurek in Puff Pastry

    Cheese Beurek in Puff Pastry

    Cheese beurek in puff pastry is the easiest from all the beureks you’ll ever make. In retrospect, this should have been the first beurek recipe posted on my site. They make a great appetizer or side dish for your dinner or lunch menu. Cheese beurek in puff pastry is so popular, it’s often sold at […]

  • Steamed Spinach with Caramelized Onions

    Steamed Spinach with Caramelized Onions

    Steamed spinach with caramelized onions is a dish that I’ve always loved. Known to be one of the worlds healthiest foods, spinach contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, it restores your energy level, lowers the risk of different cancers and helps maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Spinach comes from the same family as swiss […]