These beef skewer kebabs are simple to make and cook fast on a barbecue. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little different, plating them up on a slick of hummus – and then top the meat with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley. Discover our best skewer recipes here.
Take the classic Middle Eastern kebab to the next level with spiced, juicy meat wrapped up with masses of garlic sauce, chilli, salad, pickles and even chips. Discover more of our best kebab recipes here.
What a way to make cauliflower shine! Roast your florets with ras el hanout, dried cranberries, dates, nuts and pomegranate seeds, then drizzle the whole lot with a tahini and mint dressing. This Mororccan style veggie salad is ready in just 35 minutes.
This asparagus idea is crumbed instead of battered, which helps retain a wonderful texture. The saffron yogurt is a simple version of an aïoli but Middle Eastern style. Make this for an impressive veggie entertaining recipe.
Sabrina Ghayour takes a classic Persian recipe, loobia polow (rice cooked with green beans and meat), and made it veggie for a showstopping meat-free main. Check out more our impressive veggie mains here.
Check out this easy veggie meze with chargrilled baby aubergines. This simple yet incredibly moreish recipe is ready in under an hour, a perfect dish to serve at your next dinner party.
Most Middle Eastern nations seem to have a version of smoked aubergine. Try out this simple yet flavoursome aubergine salad recipe with crunchy pomegranates served with flatbreads. Plenty more veggie salad recipes here.
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this chicken kebab as part of a meze feast.
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this vibrant lamb and celery stew as part of a meze feast.
Sabrina Ghayour’s sweet and smokey aubergine salad is made for sharing. Evoke the flavours of Persia with pomegranate molasses and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this simple omelette as part of a meze feast.
Give your roast veggies a middle-Eastern makeover with these sweet and nutty roast carrots. Drizzle with tahini and scatter with pomegranate seeds for a vibrant side or meze sharer.
Impress guests by making homemade gozleme breads to go with this lamb and bulgar wheat dish. Packed with spices courtesy of The Spicery (thespicery.com).
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this vegan bean stew as part of a meze feast.
Make this Turkish side with halloumi, peppers and spices for an easy tear and share addition to the spread. Save time by using a ready-made ciabatta mix and have it ready in under an hour.
Bring out the sharp and sweet flavours in tomatoes with this easy marinade. Serve with warm pittas to mop up all those juices.
Confit garlic takes very little time and adds a wonderful sweetness to this veggie side. Whizz it up with tahini, yogurt and lemon juice for an impressive dressing.
You can cater for everyone with this vegan, low-calorie and gluten-free recipe. Sweet potato falafel are baked rather than deep-fried, so you can whizz up the chutney while they’re in the oven. Quick, healthy and perfect for sharing.
Written by Pippa Cole and Alex Crossley, November 2016