Middle Eastern

  • Minty Greek Tzatziki

    April 23, 2021peppercook

      A creamy, Greek version of the Indian raita, tzatziki is the perfect summer accompaniment to falafel and pita. Mint, pepper and garlic give this creamy side or sauce a great punch! Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled ½ teaspoon salt 4-6 cloves garlic, minced finely 1½ cup sour cream (if using plain or greek yoghurt, hang…

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  • Green Pea Hummus

    February 1, 2021peppercook

    A delicious healthy yet easy green pea based dip – an alternative to making hummus with chickpeas, which are so much more work! Also serves as a nice sauce for roasted vegetables when thinned! Ingredients: 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds click here to buy the quality sesame seeds  A…

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  • Mushrooms in Yoghurt Cream with Dill

    June 3, 2020peppercook

      These mushrooms in yoghurt are quick and easy to make and are a wonderful filling for pita bread with falafel, or in a sandwich.  This dish also works as a dip, but is yummy enough just to eat as is! Dill and mint add tremendous flavour to the mushrooms, and I find I can…

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  • Mediterranean Chicken with Garbanzo Beans

    May 19, 2020peppercook

      During the COVID-19 lockdowns across the world, every Mom wants to make a “one-dish-wonder.”  Food that is flavourful, easy, and tastes great, with a few dishes to wash as possible! With four grown children at home, this hi-protein nourishing chicken stew is really popular with my family.  It is ideal for lunch or dinner…

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  • Tomato and Peanut Soup with Dill (Oil Free)

    June 30, 2016thepeppercook

    A spicy middle eastern recipe of soup flavoured with dill and harissa. Ingredients: 6 medium-sized tomatoes, diced (about 500g) 1 carrot, diced (about 60g) 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ cup freshly roasted peanuts ½ teaspoon harissa (To learn how to make our home-made harissa click here) 3 tablespoons fresh…

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  • Harrisa

    January 4, 2016thepeppercook

      A spicy condiment from the Middle East that adds flavour and heat to any dish you may add it to – needed in every international kitchen! Ingredients: 10-12 dried red chili peppers, (weight about 50g) 1 teaspoon whole coriander 1 teaspoon whole cumin 7 to 8 mint leaves 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon…

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