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Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese)

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This is the Lebanese version of cream cheese, a lot tastier and lower in calories. Serve on a plate, sprinkled with olive oil, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and mint. Or simply spread it like cream cheese on pita bread.


Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Koshary is pretty much Egypt's staple street food. You can find anything from a 2-story koshary restaurant to a man with a cart on the side of the street. It has no meat, but even the biggest of carnivores don't miss it. Filling and healthy, come see Egypt's most famous dish! Instead of French-fried onions, I use my black pepper onion rings on here. I also caramelize about 4 large onions in butter and brown sugar for about 45 minutes and have both kinds of onion on there. It really makes it over the top, but a little too much to call it the real street food of Egypt, more like the home-style kind. I hope you enjoy!

Egyptian Koshari

Rating: 4 stars 54
Lentils, rice and pasta are cooked and then served in a spicy tomato sauce. This is a typical Egyptian dish that is very good and cheap over here! Puree the sauce in a food processor if you like a smoother texture.

Robin's Best Ever Hummus

Rating: 4 stars 52
The best hummus recipe I ever had. A simple authentic tasting hummus is served with toasted pita wedges brushed with olive oil and seasoned with rosemary. A beautiful dish that goes well on an appetizer buffet.

Fusion Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 97
This is kind of a Mediterranean twist on hummus. It's quick, cheap, and super tasty. It goes great on bread, crackers, and is good even stirred into grilled vegetables. Plus, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and rosemary... how could you go wrong?

Jalapeno Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 280
A spicy hummus to liven up the appetizer table!

Hummus I

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
This is a very basic recipe for the popular garbanzo and sesame seed pate. Vary the flavor by adding a few mint leaves, a little fresh ginger, or red pepper flakes. I make it in a food processor now, but I used to make it by putting the garbanzo beans through a ricer.

Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 329
I make this hummus all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the jalapenos! Serve with pita chips or fresh veggie slices. Add more of the reserved bean liquid for a smoother dip.

Real Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 1208
A quick, easy traditional recipe for hummus that includes tahini and lemon.

Lebanese-Style Red Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 313
Spicy red lentil soup made with onion, cilantro, cumin, and lemon juice.

Creamy Potato Lasagna

Rating: 4 stars 151
For a new twist on lasagna, try this delicious potato lasagna. I use ham, but you could also use smoked turkey. I serve this with a salad.