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Middle Eastern Dips and Sauces

Dips and sauces are often prepared in Middle Eastern cooking. Dips are served as an appetizer, usually with flatbread or pita bread.

Pumpkin Jam Recipe - A Perfect Fall Jam
Pumpkin jam is perfect for the fall season. Not only is it easy to make, it is delicious!

Pomegranate Yogurt Dip
This delicious dip offers a fantastic flavor that is perfect on pita bread and chips.

Top 10 Recipes Using Tahini
One of the most important ingredients in hummus, other than chickpeas, is tahini. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and is considered a Middle Eastern pantry essential. I like to make my own hummus and, in turn, make my own tahini. I always end up having a lot of tahini left over though. No need to let that extra go to waste! There are many recipes where tahini is used to add it's one of a…

Garlic Yogurt Sauce
This super easy garlic sauce is perfect for veggies or meats like chicken. It is simple to make, has few ingredients and can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Easy Bessara Fava Bean Dip
Here is a very simple and easy version of how to make bessara, a fava bean dip that you find in North Africa.

Kabsa Spice Mix
Kabsa spice is a blend of spices used to make al kabsa or al kabseh, a Saudi chicken dish.

Toum Recipe
Toum is a traditional Lebanese dipping sauce really packs a punch and goes perfect with everything from meat to bread. It contains only a handful of ingredients common to every kitchen and is quick and easy to make.

Shawarma Sauces
Learn what types of sauces that can be used on shawarma, a Middle Eastern fast food that is much like a gyro.

Bechamel Recipe
Bechamel is a cream sauce used in many types of dishes. It is the base for many cheese sauces. Learn how to make the perfect bechamel.

Pomegranate Chutney
POmegranate chutney can be used in a variety of ways. Use at your breakfast table, or chicken dishes.

Cucumber Feta Dip
Cucumber feta dip is the perfect alternative to traditional dip and salsa. Serve with pita chips or crackers at your next get together.

Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate molasses is a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It can be used in marinades, rubs, or glazes. Pomegranate molasses is also used in desserts.

Falafel Hot Sauce
Recipe for falafel hot sauce. Falafel hot sauce can be drizzled into a falafel pita sandwich or used for dipping.

Harissa
Harissa is a hot red pepper paste used in North African cooking. It is added to many recipes for increased flavor. This harissa recipe is easy, with an ingredients that are simple to find.

Spinach and Feta Hummus
Recipe for spinach and feta hummus, a variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

Kalamata Olive Hummus
Olives are the perfect ingredient to add to hummus. The flavors of this kalamata olive hummus recipe really compliment each other, making a delcious variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

Hummus without Tahini
Recipe for hummus without tahini, the perfect hummus recipe for those who don't like tahini.

Spinach Hummus
Recipe for spinach hummus, a healthy variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Recipe for sun dreid tomato hummus, a delicious variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus.

Black Bean Hummus Recipe
Recipe for black bean hummus, a tasty alternative to traditional hummus.

Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
This roasted garlic hummus recipe is perfect for those who don't care for the tahini taste in hummus. The garlic adds a rich flavor that really compliments the chickpeas.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Recipe for a spicier version of hummus made with roasted red peppers. Roasted red pepper hummus make an excellent appetizer.

Tarator Sauce
Learn how to make tarator sauce with this easy recipe.

Tahini Sauce Recipe
Recipe for tahini sauce, a sauce used for sandwiches, marinades and dips.

Yogurt Garlic Sauce
Recipe for yougurt garlic sauce that is often used for shawarma or for meats. It makes an excellent alternative for mayonaisse.

Turkish Cacik - Yogurt and Cucumber Dip/Salad
Cacik is a yogurt and cucumber dip/sauce. It can be eaten with kebabs or alone.

Ghee
Ghee is an ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. It is also called clarified butter. Ghee can be quite expensive in the stores; making it in your own kitchen is easy and inexpensive.

Labneh
Labneh is a soft cheese made from yogurt. It is sommonly served in the Middle East. It is also known as laban.

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

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

Tahini - Sesame Seed Paste
Recipe for tahini, a Middle Eastern paste made of sesame seeds and olive oil. Tahini is served in popular Middle Eastern dishes like hummus.

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.

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

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