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Tag: Lebanese

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Onion, Spiced Feta, and Preserved Lemon

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Onion, Spiced Feta, and Preserved Lemon

This Mediterranean Tomato Salad is irresistible.  Indeed, its bright flavors make it an ideal foil for kebabs and other grilled meats.  Best of all?  The bulk of the work can be done well in advance. Summer was made for salads.  The gorgeous fresh produce in […]

Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb

Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb

This is one of my favorite recipes using baharat, Lebanon’s classic seasoning blend.  The warm flavors of the baharat complement the lamb’s taste beautifully.  Thanks to the abundant seasoning, the roasted vegetables cooked with the lamb also burst with flavor. Living in South Africa, we […]

Baharat

Baharat

Baharat, which means “spices” in Arabic, is a Middle Eastern seasoning blend.  It is an aromatic and flavorful spice blend, which goes particularly well with eggplant and lamb dishes. In Côte d’Ivoire, my husband’s homeland, there is a large Lebanese community which has lived there […]