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16 Delicious Middle Eastern Foods You Need In Your Life

So much food, so little time.

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1. Shakshuka

What is it? Eggs in a tomato-based sauce traditionally eaten for breakfast.Recipe here.
davidlebovitz.com

What is it? Eggs in a tomato-based sauce traditionally eaten for breakfast.

Recipe here.

2. Shawarma

What is it? Chicken and other meats prepared on a spit. Recipe here.
paleocupboard.com

What is it? Chicken and other meats prepared on a spit.

Recipe here.

3. Sabich

What is it? Fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs in a pita. Recipe here.
whatjewwannaeat.com

What is it? Fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs in a pita.

Recipe here.

4. Malabi

What is it? Rose pudding. Recipe here.
girlcooksworld.com

What is it? Rose pudding.

Recipe here.

5. Falafel

What is it? Balls of fried chickpeas.Recipe here.
toriavey.com

What is it? Balls of fried chickpeas.

Recipe here.

6. Hummus

What is it? Mashed chickpeas used as dip or eaten plain.Recipe here.
thepioneerwoman.com

What is it? Mashed chickpeas used as dip or eaten plain.

Recipe here.

7. Baba ganoush

What is it? Eggplant dip. Recipe here.
thehealthymaven.com

What is it? Eggplant dip.

Recipe here.

8. Limonana

What is it? Frozen mint lemonade. Recipe here.
toriavey.com

What is it? Frozen mint lemonade.

Recipe here.

9. Bourekas

What is it? Savory pastry made with different fillings such as cheese and spinach. Recipe here.
seriouseats.com

What is it? Savory pastry made with different fillings such as cheese and spinach.

Recipe here.

10. Tahini

What is it? Sauce made from sesame seeds. Recipe here.
inspiredtaste.net

What is it? Sauce made from sesame seeds.

Recipe here.

11. Halvah

What is it? Fudge-like candy typically made from tahini. Recipe here.
joyofkosher.com

What is it? Fudge-like candy typically made from tahini.

Recipe here.

12. Tabbouleh

What is it? Salad made with items like bulgur, mint, onion, tomatoes. Recipe here.
davidlebovitz.com

What is it? Salad made with items like bulgur, mint, onion, tomatoes.

Recipe here.

13. Baklava

What is it? Nut-filled pastry kept together with a sweet syrup. Recipe here.
thepioneerwoman.com

What is it? Nut-filled pastry kept together with a sweet syrup.

Recipe here.

14. Kofta

What is it? Beef or lamb cooked with Middle Eastern spices. Recipe here.
themediterraneandish.com

What is it? Beef or lamb cooked with Middle Eastern spices.

Recipe here.

15. Umm Ali

What is it? Bread pudding made with puff pastry, nuts, and raisins. Recipe here.
thewanderlustkitchen.com

What is it? Bread pudding made with puff pastry, nuts, and raisins.

Recipe here.

16. Bamya

What is it? Stew made with okra and spices. Recipe here.
toriavey.com

What is it? Stew made with okra and spices.

Recipe here.

UPDATE

This post has been updated to reflect that not all items are foods exclusive to Israel. Additional Middle Eastern dishes have been added since this post was initially published.

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