Chicken pieces in pomegranate sauce with couscous in a bowl

Middle Eastern recipes

Feast on a range of Middle Eastern-style dishes, such as shakshuka, tagine, kofta and falafel. This vibrant cuisine is packed full of flavour.

133 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up chicken breasts in this fruity, sweetly spiced sauce with pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and tagine paste

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
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141 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
100 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our easy shakshuka for a comforting brunch. Vary this dish by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have to hand - curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This classic and well-loved Middle-Eastern dish is perfect to serve with fish

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a quick salmon dish rich in omega-3? This wholesome brown rice pilaf is inspired by Middle Eastern flavours and takes a handful of ingredients

40 mins
Easy
12 ratings 2.9 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
17 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve these Turkish-style pizzas for a simple, speedy supper for friends

25 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Marinate chicken in ginger, lime and pomegranate molasses and serve on slices of grilled aubergine for a mouthwatering main

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A light and vibrant shredded salad flavoured with orange blossom water, cumin and mint- serve alongside spiced meats

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Our version of syrup-soaked baklava is gently spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, and has a blend of pecans, pistachios and walnuts

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
66 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This Middle Eastern-style meal makes a decadent supper for two- serve your young chickens with a spicy and aromatic rice accompaniment

1 hr
More effort
Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This deliciously easy smoky aubergine dip is perfect with warm flatbreads or pittas, or serve with other Middle Eastern dishes as part of a mezze 

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
60 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian dish is packed full of great textures and tastes - smoky aubergine, nutty chickpeas and earthy walnuts

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
53 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A Middle Eastern-style meze bowl with healthy grains, parsley, mint and coriander

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
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