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Middle Eastern recipes

45 Recipes

Feast on a range of Middle Eastern-style dishes. From shakshuka to tagine, kofta to flatbreads, and falafel to hummus, this vibrant cuisine is packed full of flavour.

Halloumi & quinoa fattoush

5

(4 ratings)

With griddled halloumi, toasted pitta pieces, grains, tomatoes, dill and mint, this Middle Eastern-inspired salad makes a speedy and satisfying lunch for four
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer couscous salad

4.75893

(112 ratings)

Capture the flavours of summer in this simple, hearty couscous salad. With fried halloumi, vine tomatoes and courgettes, it's perfect for an al fresco lunch...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Shakshuka

4.545455

(66 ratings)

Vary this popular brunch dish by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have to hand - curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tabbouleh

4.61111

(18 ratings)

This classic and well-loved Middle-Eastern dish is perfect to serve with fish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

5-ingredient falafel

5

(1 rating)

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker lamb tagine

4.866665

(15 ratings)

Cook something hearty and exotic for the family when it's cold outside, like our lamb tagine. If you can't get dried cherries, use apricots or prunes instead...
  • 4 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Simit bread

0

(0 ratings)

Simit breads are sesame bread rings, which look similar to bagels. They are sold on every street corner in Turkey and are popular for breakfast or as a snack
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Minty lamb flatbreads

3.357145

(14 ratings)

Serve these Turkish-style pizzas for a simple, speedy supper for friends
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Tarator-style salmon

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Salmon fillets are topped with walnuts, parsley, sumac onion and hummus in this Middle Eastern inspired fish dish
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Middle Eastern carrot salad

5

(3 ratings)

A light and vibrant shredded salad flavoured with orange blossom water, cumin and mint- serve alongside spiced meats
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutty baklava

4.25

(4 ratings)

Our version of this syrup-soaked pastry is gently spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, and has a blend of pecans, pistachios and walnuts
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Spiced cauliflower roast

5

(10 ratings)

Cauliflower is having a renaissance and we couldn't be happier. Roasting creates an incredible nutty flavour that works beautifully with the spices and herbs...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hummus

4.125

(8 ratings)

This creamy, rich hummus is made using just 5 ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes. Serve with crunchy seasonal veg or warm pitta breads
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Baba ganoush

5

(1 rating)

A delicious smoky aubergine dip, perfect with warm flatbreads or pittas, or serve with other Middle Eastern dishes as part of a sharing meal
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Za’atar croissants

0

(0 ratings)

Za'atar-spiced croissants are a popular street food in Beruit. We've given these savoury pastries a delicious cheddar-and-parmesan filling...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Labneh, radishes & sumac toast

0

(0 ratings)

Give your toast a twist by topping with radish, sumac and the Middle Eastern soft cheese, labneh. For a sweet treat, swap the radish for fresh figs and drizzle with honey
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb & apricot meatballs

4.75

(52 ratings)

No one can resist meatballs, and this recipe is so moreish you might want to make double and freeze for another time
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Middle Eastern bread & goat’s cheese salad

4

(1 rating)

Barney's version of fattoush – a classic Middle Eastern bread salad. Fattoush doesn’t normally contain goat’s cheese, but it turns it into more of a main meal
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb & apricot stew

4.872725

(55 ratings)

A fruity and warming Middle Eastern tagine to be served with couscous and herbs - a speedy casserole with plenty of flavour
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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