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Middle Eastern Main Dish Recipes

Try one(or two or three!) of these main dishes for your next meal or dinner party. These simple recipes are full of rich flavor and are sure to win over even the most discerning palate. Traditionally, Middle Eastern dining offers several types of main dishes to choose from.
  1. Beef Recipes (11)
  2. Chicken Recipes (11)
  3. Kebabs (23)
  4. Lamb Recipes (18)
  5. Vegetarian Recipes

Moussaka Recipe
This moussaka recipe is probably a little different than others you may have seen or tried. It is my mother's personal recipe and one that everyone loves.

Easy Ful Medammes
Like foul but dont want to take the time to boil the fava beans? No worries - canned beans are the main ingredient in this recipe. Whip up a batch of ful in no time.

Garlic Fried Eggs Recipe
Fried eggs are just as popular in the Middle Eastern breakfast menu as it is in the UNites States. Learn this easy garlic fried egg recipe to make a delicious, international version of fried eggs.

Zucchini with Bechamel Recipe
Zucchini bechamel is a classic Egyptian dish that is absolutely fabulous! It is called koosa bil bechamel in Arabic and is made with zucchini, beef, and bechamel.

Okra with Tomato Sauce
This super easy recipe is a fast version of the original. This is a classic Middle Eastern food dish that is commonly served over white rice.

Turkey Brine Recipe
You'll never cook a turkey the same way again after using this brine recipe.

Feta Burger with Tahini
A feta burger is a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean alternative to the American cheeseburger. Imagine a thick beef patty, topped with crumbled feta with tahini sauce. Try this with french fries or onion rings.

Easy Grilled Prawns with Dipping Sauce
Prawns are delicious when grilled. Try this great grilled prawn recipe with a tasty dip to accompany.

Stuffed Potatoes
Middle Eastern cuisine is famous for stuffing vegetables and potatoes are no exception. This stuffed potatoes recipe tastes great and is easy!

Easy Macaroni Bechamel
This is probably the most delicious pasta dish on the planet. Macaroni bechamel is very popular in Egypt and is exactly what the name says it is: macaroni in a bechamel sauce.

Some people like to use elbow noodles for this recipe, however, I like to use ziti or rigatoni. This is a very easy and simplified version of an Egyptian favorite.

Baked Falafel
Deep fried falafel not in your diet? Try it baked! Baked falafel is still crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside!

Fish with Tahini (Samak bi Tahini)
Fish with tahini is easy and perfect for the seafood lover! It is called samak bi tahini in Arabic and is a local favorite in many Middle Eastern regions.

Feta Cheese Pita Sandwich
Recipe for feta cheese pita sandwich. Feta cheese is one of the mose popular types of cheese in the Middle East. This pita sandwich recipe calls for cruumbled feta, cucumbers, lettuce, tomaotes, omions and spices.

Stuffed Green Peppers
Recipe for stuufed green peppers. This recipe calls for ground beef, rice, and spices. Don't forget the green peppers of course!

Tuna Pita Sandwiches
Recipe for tuna stuffed pita sandwiches.

Tabouleh Pita Wraps
Learn how to make tabouleh pita wraps, a Middle Eastern specialty.

Chicken Pita Sandwich
Recipe for chicken pita sandwich. A grilled chicken pita is the ultimate lung food or fast dinner recipe!

McFalafel - How to Make a McFalafel
McDonald's chains in Egypt have a falafel version of the Big Mac. It's kind of like an east meets west sandwich. The McFalafel is actaully pretty tasty and easy to make at home.

Falafel with Fava Beans
Falafel is more commonly prepared with chickpeas, however this falafel recipe is made with a combination of fava beans and chickpeas.

Kofta Pita Sandwich
Recipe for a kofta pita sandwich, a pita filled with kofta, vegetables, and hummus.

Falafel Pita Sandwich
Recipe for a falafel stuffed pita sandwich with veggies.

Stuffed Tomatoes
Recipe for stuffed tomatoes, a delcious vegetarian main dish.

Stuffed Eggplant Recipe
Recipe for stuffed eggplant, a delicious main course or large appetizer.

Top 10 Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods
A lisitng of the most popular Middle Eastern foods with their recipes.

Top 10 Middle Eastern Recipes for Beginners
New to cooking or Middle Eastern cooking? Try out these easy Middle Eastern recipes for beginners.

Seashells with Fava Beans in Garlic Yogurt Sauce
In this recipe, fava beans are tossed with seashell pasta with a garlic yogurt sauce. Perfect for light dinners!

Leftover Easter Eggs: What to Do with Them?
Learn what to do with leftover Easter eggs with these easy, tasty recipes.

Cooking with Zucchini Blossoms
Learn how to buy, store, and prep zucchini blossoms for cooking.

Stuffed Swiss Chard with Bulghur and Goat Cheese
This recipe is much like stuffed grape leaves, but use Swiss chard! You will love it!

Hummus Crusted Chicken Recipe
This easy chicken breast recipe involves coating chicken breasts in hummus and cooking in a skillet for 12 minutes. It's super easy and full of flavor!

Beef Kebabs Recipe for the Big Green Egg
Learn how to cook kebabs on the Big Green Egg, a new type of grill/smoker.

Kufta Recipe
Like meatloaf? You will love kufta! This kufta recipe uses both lamb and ground beef for the perfect consistency! Kufta is served on a skewer and is perfect for grilling.

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