A feast of flavours
Open the spice drawers, invite your friends over, and host a party in Middle Eastern style.
Spiced chicken shawarma is a Middle Eastern way of preparing meat traditionally on a spit and then thinly sliced to serve in a pita or wrap.
Tabbouleh is a herby, zesty bulgur wheat salad that forms a delicious side to a Middle Eastern feast or a braai.
Baba ganoush is an inexpensive, fragrant roast brinjal dip that’s delicious as part of a Middle Eastern feast or served with falafels.
Hummus is a tasty Middle Eastern chickpea spread.
Middle Eastern lamb kofta kebabs are sausage shaped meatballs that are delicious served as part of a meze platter or on flatbreads with hummus.
Laffa bread is a Middle Eastern flatbread used to wrap meats like shawarma and kebabs or to scoop up dips like hummus and baba ganoush.
Falafels are Middle Eastern deep-fried vegetarian balls made from spiced mashed chickpeas or other pulses.
Basbousa is a moist Middle Eastern semolina cake drenched in a fragrant syrup.
FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE AND PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART