This is a recipe for making your own tahini paste at home. You can use this paste for flavoring recipes such as humus or Baba Ganoush. The recipe only uses two ingredients, sesame seed and sesame oil both of which are easily obtained at most grocery stores.
Pistachio Filled Mamoul Cookies are a Middle Eastern Butter cookie filled with a pistachio filling.
In the US hummus is typically eaten as a snack or an appetizer. It's a simple combination of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) tahini paste, lemon juice and olive oil with a little optional paprika and cumin. The traditional bread to serve would be pita. Total time does not include the overnight soak time for the chickpeas.
Zatar Herb Mixture [ZAH-tar]. In Jordan, a spice mixture called zatar is a popular condiment and used to season fried and barbecued meats. It combines the nutty taste of sesame with sumac and dried thyme. Similar mixtures are reported from Syria and Israel. Zatar is often mixed with olive oil and spread on pita bread. (The Epicentre.com)
Chicken and Spiced Rice with Toasted Nuts (Djeaj ma Riz Haswi (djeaj ma riz hush-wee) The literal translation of this dish is “chicken with rice stuffing.” However, most people prepare it this way. The spiced rice is simmered in chicken broth to draw out the individual flavors. Toasted nuts complete this dish. Prepare it in the morning or even the day before. The rich broth con...