Category: Recipes

Yogurt Soup with Spicy Meat Balls

Yogurt Soup with Spicy Meat Balls

Ingredients: 2 pounds ground lamb 1 medium white onion, minced 2 green onions, minced (green and white parts) 1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and minced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh parsley, mint and basil 1/2 cup fine bulgur Sea or Kosher salt and pepper, dash of red pepper 3 or […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Pilaki Salad with Fresh Herbs

Recipe Corner: Summer Pilaki Salad with Fresh Herbs

By Christine Datian Vartanian Ingredients: 3 cups large white navy beans 1 cup fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/2 cup diced red or white onion 1/2 cup sliced or diced green or red bell pepper 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt 1/2 […]

Recipe Corner: Garbanzo Bean and Pepper Pies with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Recipe Corner: Garbanzo Bean and Pepper Pies with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients:   4 pocket-less pitas, any variety 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, rinsed, and cooked 1 small white onion, minced 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped 1/2 each medium green and red bell pepper, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-2 tablespoons lemon […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1 pound fresh string beans, washed, trimmed, cooked, and drained 2 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and sliced in chunks 1 small can artichoke hearts, cut in quarters 2 small zucchini, cut into strips 2 cups garbanzo or any white beans, washed and drained 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into strips 1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded and cut into […]

Recipe Corner: Caramelized Onion and Eggplant Salad

Recipe Corner: Caramelized Onion and Eggplant Salad

2 or 3 large eggplants 2 medium red onions, sliced thinly 1 small head flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped 1 large green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped or 1 large roasted green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced Kosher or sea […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Okra with Lamb and Tomatoes (Bamiya)

Recipe Corner: Summer Okra with Lamb and Tomatoes (Bamiya)

By Christine Vartanian Datian 1 1/2 pounds small baby okra, washed and trimmed 1 pound lamb shoulder meat, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes 2 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1-16 oz. canned crushed tomatoes 2 medium yellow or white onions, finely chopped 2-3 large cloves garlic, minced 6 to 8 cups […]

Recipe Corner: Kufta Patties with Parsley and Onions

Recipe Corner: Kufta Patties with Parsley and Onions

By Christine Vartanian Datian Kufta: 1 pound ground lamb 1/2 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, finely chopped or minced 1 cup bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup parsley, minced 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup walnuts or pine nuts, chopped 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon coarse […]

Recipe Corner: Potato Salad with Fresh Mint and Lemon

Recipe Corner: Potato Salad with Fresh Mint and Lemon

By Christine Vartanian Datian 7 or 8  large baking potatoes, boiled, peeled, and diced 1 cup minced flat-leaf parsley, chopped finely 1 cup white onions, chopped finely 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 3 or 4 green onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 or 3 stalks celery, chopped Kosher or sea […]