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Middle Eastern Appetizers and Snacks

Explore recipes for appetizers, or mezze. Mezze are usually offered on a large platter or table, and several different types are served. These delicious appetizers can be eaten as a snack or as the main course, as well. This is the versatility of Middle Eastern cuisine!
  1. Hummus Recipes (56)

Parmesan Pita Chips
Pita chips are easy to make when you want a snack without all the fat of fried potato chips! Try these parmesan pita chips with your favorite marinara sauce or by themselves!

Baked Falafel Pita Sandwich
Baked falafel sandwiches are perfect for those who are watching their waistlines. Baked falafel has less calories and tastes just as good.

How to Make Roasted Watermelon Seeds
Roasted watermelon seeds are the perfect snack food! Try roasted watermelon seeds in place of sunflower seeds or peanuts for your next snack.

How to Make Roasted Squash Seeds
Roasted seeds are a popular snack all year round, not just in the fall months. Try these roasted squash seeds for a change!

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
October may be the most popular month to roast pumpkin seeds, but in the Middle East, roasted seeds are a popular snack all year long.

Chicken Caesar Pita
This chicken caesar pita is so easy, but really hits the spot for a fast lunch. If you are a fan of the caesar salad, then this is the pita sandwich for you.

Garlic Pita Chips
Garlic pita chips are tasty and the perfect alternative to potato chips. They are baked, not fried, and perfect for hummus or other dips.

Deviled Eggs with Hummus
A new twist on an old favorite! Try this easy appetizer recipe for deviled eggs with hummus, instead of egg yolks.

Mucver - Zucchini Fritters
Mucver is like a fritter or like a vegetable pancake. It is a Turkish favorite and is served as a hot appetizers, accompanied by a yogurt dip.

French Fries Sandwich
A french fry sandwich is a popular street food in cities across the Middle East. Try this recipe for an authentic and tasty snack food.

Potato Pie Recipe
Potatoe pies, or batatta fatayer is a delcious easy to prepare appetizer that is a perfect finger food.

Spinach Fatayer
Spinach triangles are small triangular pies stuffed with spinach and other ingredients. They are perfect served as appetizers.

Onion Rings
You have seen onions rings in Middle Eastern cooking served with shawarma, done kebabs, and other "fast foods". Learn how to make easy, authentic onions rings at home with this easy onion ring recipe!

Fried Liver and Onions Recipes
Fried liver and onions are a popular appetizer in Turkey. Learn how to make delicious fried liver onions with the simple recipe.

Pita Bread Pizza
Learn how to make the most delicious pizza appetizers or snacks using pita bread!

Pita Chips
These pita chips are perfect fot dipping! Try them with dips like hummus and bab ghannouj, or with salads like tabouleh. Ot eat pita chips by themselves!

Fried Fava Beans
Fried fava beans are crunch and a great alternative to chips. Fava beans are fried in oil, then salted. Much like a peanut!

Appetizer Recipes Made with Hummus
8 of the best appetizers that contain hummus. These hummus appetizer recipes are super easy!

Moutabel - Spicy Eggplant Dip
Recipe for moutabel, a a spicy Lebanese dip made from eggplant.

Muhammara - How to Make Muhamarra, a Middle Eastern Hot Dip
Muhammara is a spicy appetizer dip that is served with pita or veggies for dipping. This recipe for muhammara is a classic and you really can't go wrong with it.

Warak Einab - Stuffed Grape Leaves
Recipe stuffed grape leaves, an appetizer. Grape leaves are stuffed with meat, spices, and vegetables. Grape leaves are also popular in Greek cooking.

Broccoli with Tahini
Fresh broccoli served with a tahini sauce makes an excellent appetizer! It is perfect for vegetarians as it does not contain meat!

Lamb Sambousek
Sambousek, also called samboosak in some Middle Eastern regions, is fried stuffed pastry. It can be stuffed with cheese, meats and spices. This sambousek recipe feature it stuffed with lamb or ground beef.

Hummus Recipe- Chickpeas with Tahini
Recipe for hummus, a very popular Middle Eastern dip that is used as an appetizer and served with pita bread.

Baba Ghannouj
Recipe for baba ghannouj, a Middle Eastern dip made from eggplant.

Feta Cheese Dip
Recipe fro feta cheese dip, a great Middle Eastern dip that is served as a snack or appetizer.

Shakshoukeh - Fried Tomatoes
Shashoukeh is a fried tomato dish with peppers. You can make this recipe spicier bu adding hotter peppers. It all depends on your taste. Shakshoukeh makes a nice snack or side dish.

Spiced Olives
A fabulous recipe for Spiced Olives - the perfect appetizer!

Can you recommend a Middle Eastern dip for an appetizer?
A reader asks for a recommendation for a Middle Eastern dip to make for her boyfriend. Several different types of Middle Eastern dips are explained with links to their recipes.

Sweet Potato Falafel
This sweet potato falafel recipe is quick and easy. It is also a healthier alternative to traditional falafel because it is baked, not fried.

Grilled Asparagus Pita Pizza
Love pizza? Try this grilled pita version with asparagus and red onions!

Middle Eastern Graduation Party Appetizers
These appetizers are perfect for your graduation party!

Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Goat Cheese
Recipe for fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with goat cheese and chives.

Fried Zucchini with Garlic Yogurt Sauce
Fried zucchini is paired with a garlic yogurt sauce in this delicious, easy recipe.

Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe
Butternut squash hummus is tasty, colorful snack! It's also really healthy too!

Stuffed Collard Greens
You will love this recipe for stuffed collard greens! If you are a fan of collards, this is the recipe for you! Collards are stuffed with ground beef or lamb, simmered in lemon juice, and served hot or cold.

Garlic pita Bread
garlic pita bread

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