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Middle Eastern Appetizer Recipes

These mezze recipes go beyond hummus–besides the popular dip, you'll find recipes for roasted seeds, tarts and pastries, marinated olives and more.
A Simple Kibbeh
A Simple Kibbeh
Lunch Box Worthy Falafel Kebabs
Lunch Box-Worthy Falafel Kebabs
No-Tahini Hummus
No-Tahini Hummus
Hummus With Tahini recipe
Hummus With Tahini
Bowl of hummus and tahini dip with pita bread on table
Is Hummus Greek or Middle Eastern?
Zucchini Baba Ganoush
Zucchini Baba Ganoush Recipe
Hummus with sesame oil
Hummus With Sesame Oil
Peanut butter hummus
Hummus Recipes Your Kids Will Love
Homemade Israeli Hummus (Pareve) in a bowl, served with vegetables and pita bread
Homemade Israeli Hummus (Pareve)
can you freeze hummus
Can You Freeze Hummus?
Calories in Hummus
Za'atar Pita Chips on a platter
Za'atar Pita Chips
Baba ghanoush
Baba Ghannouj: Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip
Roasted watermelon seeds
Roasted Watermelon Seeds
Spinach hummus
Spinach Hummus Recipe
Mucver (Turkish zucchini fritters) on a plate
Mucver (Zucchini Fritters)
Peanut butter hummus
Peanut Butter Hummus
Artichoke hummus
Artichoke Hummus
Pita pizza
Pita Bread Pizza
Hummus With Cilantro and Crackers
Cilantro and Lemon Hummus
Spiced Beef on Hummus
Spiced Beef on Hummus
roasted squash seeds in a bowl
Roasted Squash Seeds (With Variations) Recipe
Honey-spiced nuts
Honey Spiced Nuts Recipe
Chickpea shawarma
Chickpea Shawarma
Spiced Beef Hand Pies
Spiced Beef Hand Pies Recipe
A plate of hummus sandwiches
Hummus Sandwich
Line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth
Labneh Cheese
Spinach Fatayer on a plate
Spinach Fatayer
Close up almond butter and almonds
Almond Butter Hummus
Kebab meat skewers
Soaking Wooden Kebab Skewers in Water Before Cooking
Muhammara dip
How to Make Muhammara (Spicy Red Pepper Dip)
tomato basil hummus
Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe
eggplant dip in bowl with vegetables and pita for dippping
Lebanese Moutabel (Spicy Eggplant Dip)
Beet Hummus Recipe
Beet Hummus Recipe
Close up of cucumber yogurt salad in white bowl
Khyar Bi Laban (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)
Soybean hummus
Soybean Hummus