Middle Eastern

Get lost in the wonderful aromatic flavours of the Middle East with recipes including 30-minute chicken shawarma kebabs, lamb meatballs with bulgar wheat and baklava.

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Houmous with pine nuts

Dip recipes

Houmous with pine nuts

We show you how to make quick vegan houmous with pine nuts that’s seriously smooth...

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Roast carrots and parsnips with hazelnut dukkah

Vegan Christmas recipes

Roast carrots and parsnips with hazelnut dukkah

These Middle Eastern inspired roasted root vegetables combine dukkah, hazelnuts and maple syrup for crunch,...

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Harissa and honey chicken with almond tabbouleh

Roast chicken recipes

Harissa and honey chicken with almond tabbouleh

Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with this sticky and spicy recipe, complete with pickled...

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The very best baklava

Sweet tart recipes

The very best baklava

Versions of this crisp, nutty confection abound in Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle...

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One-pot chicken, sweet potato and peanut stew

One-pot recipes

One-pot chicken, sweet potato and peanut stew

Gather round the campfire for an easy-to-make one-pot chicken stew. You can make the stew...

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Harissa salmon with green lentils and roast cherry tomatoes

Salmon fillet recipes

Harissa salmon with green lentils and roast cherry...

A harissa salmon recipe, served with green lentils and roasted cherry tomatoes, that’s great for...

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Warm za’atar-spiced cauliflower, red onion and rice salad

Healthy salad recipes

Warm za’atar-spiced cauliflower, red onion and rice salad

Discover the power of za’atar in this spiced vegetarian salad, made with cauliflower, red onions...

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Aubergine, tomato and chickpea traybake

Vegan dinner recipes

Aubergine, tomato and chickpea traybake

Elly Pear’s aubergine and chickpea traybake is one of her favourite recipes from her vegetarian...

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Chocolate baklava

Filo pastry recipes

Chocolate baklava

Sweet, crisp baklava is delicious in its traditional form but food writer and cookery expert...

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Harissa-spiced slow-roast lamb

Roast lamb leg recipes

Harissa-spiced slow-roast lamb

Our easy harissa-spiced slow roast lamb is served with a mint, almond and radish salad....

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Pomegranate loaf cake

Loaf cake recipes

Pomegranate loaf cake

Try this beautiful, yet easy-to-make, almond and polenta loaf cake drizzled with fresh pomegranate juice...

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Pomegranate and za’atar roast chicken

Roast chicken recipes

Pomegranate and za’atar roast chicken

A chicken roasted in za’atar and pomegranate juice – served with a cucumber, radish and walnut...

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Chicken shawarma kebabs

Quick chicken recipes

Chicken shawarma kebabs

Grab a pack of pitta breads for this easy 30-minute meal; spiced chicken, onions and...

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Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding recipes

Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert. This recipe is made with coffee making...

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Quick pork koftas with slaw

Midweek meal recipes

Quick pork koftas with slaw

These easy-to-make koftas – with pork mince, garlic, apple and chilli – are a brilliant...

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Griddled lamb steaks with date, spinach and pistachio bulgur wheat

Quick and easy lamb recipes

Griddled lamb steaks with date, spinach and pistachio...

There’s a wonderful flavour of North Africa in this griddled lamb recipe. Served with a...

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Glazed salmon with giant couscous

Salmon fillet recipes

Glazed salmon with giant couscous

Pomegranate molasses adds sticky sweetness to glazes and marinades which is why we’ve used it...

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Shakshuka with broad beans and labneh

Baked egg recipes

Shakshuka with broad beans and labneh

Naomi Devlin adds broad beans and artichokes to her shakshuka, transforming it from a brunch...

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Warm quinoa salad with broad beans and pomegranate

Quinoa recipes

Warm quinoa salad with broad beans and pomegranate

Top this Middle Eastern-style quinoa salad, by vegetarian cookery book writer Rose Eliot, with halloumi,...

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Arabian Nights double upside-down cake

Upside-down cake recipes

Arabian Nights double upside-down cake

Studded with fresh figs, raspberries, pistachios and Turkish delight – John Whaite’s double upside-down cake...

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