I have always found the best part of the Thanksgiving holiday to be the side dishes. The side dishes usually require the most effort and many times, carry the most tradition of the family. Who doesn't have an aunt or sister that is famous for making a certain side dish?
This Thanksgiving, why not add little bit of Middle Eastern flair to your family table? There are several Middle Eastern side dishes that compliment a turkey, like:
The sweet taste of the sweet potato combined with spices makes mashed sweet potatoes a hit!
Imagine crisp green beans with a butter sauce, topped off with crunchy roasted almonds.
Fluffy couscous, green onions, and apricots make this side dish a sure crowd pleaser. Cooks in under 10 minutes, too!
Enjoy the traditional cranberry flavors of Thanksgiving with a Middle Eastern flair.
The raisins and carrots in this side dish make the perfect accompaniment to a roasted turkey.
Also called warak einab, or dolmas in Greece, stuffed grapes leaves work well as an appetizer or as side dish.