Category: Soups | Salads

  • White Beans Plaki Salad

    White Beans Plaki Salad

    White beans plaki salad with carrots, onions and tomatoes is a popular Armenian salad very often made during the month of lent. As the beans and carrots cook along with the onions, they become creamy in texture. Serve this white bean plaki salad with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of parsley. It’s best to […]

  • Jajik


    Jajik is one of the simplest and most refreshing side dishes you’ll ever make. A traditional Armenian recipe that’s often made along side many of the kufteh recipes. Made with plain yogurt, cucumbers, dried mint and a couple of ice cubes. The ingredients pair so well together and the ice cubes help to keep the […]

  • Creamy Minestrone Soup

    Creamy Minestrone Soup

    Creamy minestrone soup is one of my favorite in the soup category. A variety of vegetables cooked together with rice and then blended in a food processor for a creamy texture. This soup tastes great if you add chicken or meat. My two boys practically grew up on this soup! A soup that has all the […]

  • Orange Lentil Soup

    Orange Lentil Soup

    Orange lentil soup is the first thing that comes to mind when the weather turns cold after a long hot summer. This variety in my opinion is the most flavorful and has a smoother texture. As it cooks it breaks up and becomes mushy. It’s very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It’s used in soups and during […]

  • Creamy Coleslaw

    Creamy Coleslaw

    Crunchy, tangy and refreshing is how I can describe this creamy coleslaw salad. You can add other vegetables such as chopped celery, bean sprouts or cucumbers. This salad works great to take to a picnic, potluck, or as a buffet item when you’re entertaining.  Skill level: Easy Click here to view Slideshow, Share, & Comment […]

  • Greek Orzo Feta Salad

    Greek Orzo Feta Salad

    Greek Orzo Feta Salad is simple and refreshing. During the summer months when the weather is hot and you don’t feel like cooking, make a bowl of this salad and see how fast it will vanish. Tomatoes are so plentiful during the summer season, and you’ll find many different varieties and colors available at the […]

  • Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad with marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, corn, peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives and pasta, combined with a balsamic mustard dressing is absolutely delicious. It tastes even better the next day. Best way to serve this salad is at room temperature, because you will really be able to taste the vegetables and the rich dressing. […]

  • Cucumber Tomato and Fresh Mint Salad

    Cucumber Tomato and Fresh Mint Salad

    Cucumber Tomato & Fresh Mint salad is easy, tangy and zesty. The vegetables combined with a lemon dressing is the type of salad you would whip together in no time. Cucumbers, tomatoes and mint are indigenous in the Mediterranean. You could go into someones backyard and most often the owner, full of pride, will show […]

  • Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

    Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

    Asian chicken noodle salad is great for a light lunch and easy to make. You can use any combination of vegetables that you like. I layer the ingredients, starting with the rice noodles at the bottom, then the bean sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, daikon, chicken and finally the cilantro. Around the outside I add baby carrots […]

  • 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 […]