Category: Soups | Salads

  • Foul Moudammas

    Foul Moudammas

    Foul moudammas, rich in fiber and vitamins, is a popular breakfast menu item you’ll find at local diners or restaurants when visiting Lebanon. It’s as common as ordering pancakes or waffles here in the United States. Fava beans are cooked till they are soft and creamy. Garbanzo beans, cumin, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are […]

  • Creamy Asparagus Soup

    Creamy Asparagus Soup

    Creamy asparagus soup is a meal you can put together in no time. Healthy, soothing and perfect for that cold winter day. Made with roasted asparagus, creamed in the processor, combined with cream of chicken or mushroom soup, and topped with croutons. You’ll realize that asparagus is more than just a vegetable to add next […]

  • Cioppino


    Cioppino! Ah Cioppino! The French have their “Bouillabaisse”, the Catalans their “Suquet de Peix”, and the Italians their “Cioppino”! The perfect meal for that cold January dinner party. Serve your guests with a large bowl of this colorful seafood gumbo! Succulent mussels, juicy prawns and tender scallops combined with oregano, thyme, bay leaf, in a broth […]

  • Seafood Stock

    Seafood Stock

    Seafood stock, aromatic and full of flavor. Even though you can fine seafood stock readily available, this is so much better. Preparing your own stock is very easy, rich in flavor, and it will cost you practically nothing. Most of the time, when cooking shrimp, the shells are tossed away and discarded. But I hope […]

  • Salad Russe | Olivier

    Salad Russe | Olivier

    Salad Russe, also known as Salad Olivier is perfect for holiday buffets. Carrots, peas, potatoes and corn are combined in a creamy mustard  vinaigrette dressing. This salad is the absolute condiment to go along with your favorite roast. For extra tangy flavor, finely diced pickles may also be added. It’s very often garnished with sliced […]

  • Tabbouleh


    Tabbouleh, a traditional Lebanese salad is in my opinion, is the salad of all salads. This salad has only recently gained popularity here in the United States. I found that most of the tabbouleh recipes that are posted online are “hybrids” with added ingredients. Here is the traditional way of making this delicious healthy salad. […]

  • Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush is a classic Lebanese salad that contains a variety of vegetables and herbs most notably parsley, mint and purslane. Parsley and mint are common herbs to most, but many wonder “What is Purslane?” Purslane is a herb that actually grows as weed in many peoples backyards including mine. The leaves are oblong or oval shaped […]

  • Garden Salad with Lemon and Mint dressing

    Garden Salad with Lemon and Mint dressing

    This is a very popular Mediterranean salad. The mint and lemon pair perfectly together. If you have fresh mint in your herb garden, then snip some mint leaves instead of the dried mint. Skill level: Easy Click here to view Slideshow, Share, & Comment Click on the first image below to view a step by […]