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Middle Eastern recipes

45 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.

Falafel burgers

4.315315

(666 ratings)

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories...
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bulgur wheat tabbouleh

3.857145

(7 ratings)

This bulgur wheat tabbouleh is the easiest vegan side dish ever and takes just a few ingredients. Pair with hot falafels, hummus and crisp pitta bread
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkish lamb flatbread

5

(6 ratings)

Perfect finger food for a party, put out this spiced lamb flatbread, sliced into squares and watch it disappear in minutes
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Fattoush

4.833335

(6 ratings)

This classic Middle Eastern salad makes a crunchy light side dish or lunchbox filler- it's sprinkled with sumac, mint and parsley
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Manakeesh

4

(1 rating)

Fill flatbreads with a za'atar dressing and salty feta, then griddle until toasted for a delicious brunch or light lunch packed with Middle Eastern flavours...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Za'atar

5

(3 ratings)

A fragrant Middle Eastern mix that will instantly add a savoury spice to any dish
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Family meals: Easy lamb tagine

4.1875

(48 ratings)

Sweet juicy apricots and tender butternut squash are a winner with kids and make for a delicious Middle Eastern family meal for toddlers through to teens and beyond
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio lamb koftas with apricot relish

4.88889

(9 ratings)

These budget-friendly, Middle Eastern-inspired lamb meatballs make a simple yet tasty supper, served with fruity chutney and crisp wholemeal pittas
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Butternut & harissa hummus

4.3125

(16 ratings)

Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato salad

4.933335

(15 ratings)

This simple healthy salad of baked potato chunks makes a great alternative to mayonnaise-based versions
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil kofta with orzo & feta

4

(17 ratings)

Middle-Eastern inspired vegetarian 'meatballs' pair perfectly with orzo pasta and creamy feta cheese - a deliciously different everyday dinner
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky aubergine & coriander dip

4

(9 ratings)

The seductively smoky flavour of this Middle Eastern-style dip comes from cooking the aubergines charcoal black
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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