Tahini is the star ingredient of these decadent gluten-free blondies with dark chocolate and sweet cherries.
Kofte is the Middle Eastern version of a meatball, and they can be made with lamb, ground beef or even fish. Our version is made with ground lamb or beef and paired with a cool, crispy cucumber and radish salad.
Our version of alfredo pasta takes advantage of plant-based ingredients, such as mushrooms, cashews, nutritional yeast and tahini to amp up the flavor and the nutrition. You can easily keep this recipe dairy-free by using almond milk or another non-dairy milk.
Turmeric-roasted chicken and cauliflower along with crisp lettuce, cucumber and tomato make this a satisfying plate, no bread required.
This showstopping cauliflower dish is smothered in a crowd-pleasing tahini sauce. Crunchy nuts, sweet raisins and fresh herbs lend even more taste and texture to this incredibly delicious side or vegetarian main.
Deep-fried falafel can be a total calorie bomb. But this baked falafel still gets crispy with equally satisfying results. It's super easy, full of flavor and a really healthy, protein-filled vegan lunch!
Traditional falafel is made with chickpeas, but our lower-carb version is made with cauliflower rice and almond flour. You can cook them in a waffle iron for a fun presentation, or bake them to keep it simple. If you like a bit of heat, add a splash of harissa or sriracha to the tahini dressing.
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A key ingredient in many Middle Eastern salads, mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness. Simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish. Using leftover cooked rice speeds up dinner prep — just make extra the night before.
Ground sumac berries and tahini paste, both staples in Middle Eastern cuisine, are the secret ingredients that bring a splash of unexpected flavor to this creamy soup. To make it extra fancy, try using purple or orange cauliflower for the crispy cauliflower topping.
Improve Your Life: Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, is rich in beneficial minerals such as copper. In fact, a single serving of this recipe offers almost 30% of your daily value (DV) of the mineral. Copper plays a key role in the production of collagen – a component of bones and connective tissue – as well as hemoglobin, the main form of iron in red blood cells.
Your family will never know you only spent 30 minutes making these turkish kebabs with tahini yogurt sauce and cilantro couscous.
Zucchini is the secret to these extra-moist, Mediterranean-inspired burgers. Serve with lemon wedges alongside.
This salad is inspired by an Israeli sandwich known as Sabich – containing fried eggplant, boiled eggs, chopped vegetables and tahini all stuffed into a pita. In our satisfying main dish salad, we’ve taken all those same ingredients but roasted the eggplant instead.
Chickpeas and walnuts add flavor and protein, while cherries add a touch of sweetness to these quick couscous lettuce wraps.
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Kofta are spiced meatballs traditionally made with beef or lamb. While pumpkin is not customary, we’ve added it here to provide maximum juiciness to lean ground chicken. Try serving our Middle Eastern chicken kofta with whole-wheat pitas, or, for a lower carb option, grilled eggplant slices.
The flavor of nutrient-rich sesame punctuates this punchy dish double time, in seeds toasted atop the garlic-roasted chicken and in the Middle Eastern-inspired tahini sauce.