Muhammara, a Syrian roasted red pepper dip, is the perfect stand-in for hummus lovers and is the star of this warm mezze brunch board. A plethora of colors, flavors and textures, this mezze board is a perfect dish for entertaining your Whole30-embarking buddies.
This slow-cooker version of the Middle Eastern classic is given a twist with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend that can include ginger, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, nigella, mace, galangal, turmeric and dried flowers such as lavender and rose.
The Instant Pot is a terrific tool for cooking dried beans because it saves you hours of soaking and simmering. Cooking times can vary depending on the batch, so test a chickpea after cooking, and if it’s still tough, add another 5 minutes cook time, then repeat.
Inspired by the Middle Eastern tradition of mixing sweet fruits with savory foods like tahini, this fresh bowl is ideal for serving at your next barbecue or breakfast. Garnish with a little citrus zest for extra brightness.
Za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix made of dried herbs and seeds such as sumac, thyme and sesame, is the seasoning du jour, popping up on menus in the hottest restaurants. Here, we make our own to flavor lemon-kissed chicken, which pairs perfectly with cilantro hummus and tangy pickled radishes.