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Summer Fattoush Salad

Happy Friday folks! How has your week been? Today we have for you a middle eastern salad called the Fattoush Salad. You will find this salad on the menu if you go to any middle eastern restaurant. For all my vegetarian friends who are looking for a quick meal and for all my meat eating friends looking for a recipe for your meatless days of the week, here is one you can refer to. This lemony, zesty nutritious salad is quite a  filling one so you can easily make this a part of your meal or your whole meal itself. Below, in this recipe, I have explained how to make this salad two ways. I like them both ways, and I choose one over the other depending on how much time I have to pack my meal. So go ahead and try it and let me know how you liked it! For the Fattoush Salad 2 cups of buttermilk or 1.5 cups of labneh 2-3 pita bread 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 4-5 radishes, thinly sliced …

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Balela – Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

Here is a dish that that is tangy, with a hint of spice and everything nice. You could have this as a salad or could make for a side dish too. This recipe is inspired from snack that i purchased at costco (pita pal organic balela). We absolutely love it and I feel its a lot more cost effective to make it at home. Balela is a middle eastern dish and its brings forward a lot of the flavors from the area. You can experiment with this dish with the spices of your choice too to bring in a new twist. Here is the recipe that I love and I would encourage you to make it your own! For the Salad: 1 – 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 2/3 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup diced shallots 1/4 chopped sun-dried tomatoes For the Dressing: 1 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp of lemon juice 1.5 tbsp olive oil (from drained sun-dried tomatoes) 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 …

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Flatbread with lamb and garlic scape chutney

Flatbreads are always a popular snack for after work evenings but they also make for a filling meal for one. I love experimenting with different sauces and chutneys and this one tastes amazing. It is a quick to do recipe that takes 5 minutes to put together so its a perfect one for people who are strapped for time. The ingredients are simple and you will most often find them at home so you don’t have to make a special trip to the groceries to make this. This flatbread tastes great with a generous helping of the chutney and garnish as you like with favorite meats or grilled veggies (like onions, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and eggplant) and herbs. My favorite combo for the garnish is lamb with cherry tomatoes and microgreens. Garlic Scape Chutney: (makes approximately 1.5 cups) 3/4 cup chopped garlic scapes, tops removed 1/2 cup fresh mint packed 1/2 cup roasted almonds 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 Serrano pepper (optional) 1 T lime juice 1/3 C olive oil Instructions: Place …