Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips

Next combo for this week is an appetizer from Lebanon; baba ganoush with pita chips. Baba ganoush is an eggplant dip prepared with tahini. Pulp of roasted eggplant is blended with tahini and seasoned to taste. It is usually served with pita bread and I chose to serve it with some pita chips. Since I […]

Pita Chips

Pita chips are wedges of pita bread baked in the oven. These crispy chips can be served with baba ganoush, hummus or any dips. One nice dip to serve these chips is with white beans dip. I made these chips to serve with baba ganoush. These chips are quick and easy to prepare in less […]

Lebanon – Manakish Zaatar

Today we are traveling to the Middle East to get a taste of Lebanon. The food in most of the Middle Eastern countries is similar with minor changes and Lebanese food is no except. Lebanese cuisine consists of whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood. Chicken is eaten lot more than red meats. Olive oil, […]

Fattoush

For day 6 of the marathon, it is Fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad. Pita bread is deep fried or oven baked, as I did, and added to the vegetables to make the salad. The magic ingredient for this salad seems to be Sumac, a spice from the Mediterranean. It supposedly has a lemony flavor and […]

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