Tag: Side dish

Labneh
Vegetables

Labneh

Certain dishes are omnipresent in every household in Lebanon. Labneh is one of them; one must always have some in the fridge. Whether you’re just a bit peckish and need a snack, or you want to add to your mezze selection, labneh is just great! I love having it on […]

Grapefruit and avocado salad
Fruit, Vegetables

Pink grapefruit and avocado salad

A simple, refreshing and surprisingly fragrant salad. Tarragon is a wonderful herb that adds a lovely anisy flavour to dishes. The combination of the sour/bitter from the grapefruit, creamy from the avocado and almost sweet of the tarragon is amazing! Not to mention the vibrant colours that add a great […]

Chickpeas in hummus sauce
Vegetables

Chickpeas in hummus sauce

As I mention in the Chicken in Hummus Sauce recipe, my first taste of hummus as a sauce happened at Abu Hassan’s in one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhoods Burj Hammoud. It actually was this recipe right here: a warm hummus sauce with chickpeas. It’s very easy and quick; with a […]

Roasted cauliflower
Vegetables

Roasted cauliflower

This is a very easy, quick and flavoursome side dish or a simple snack with some bread and hummus or aioli. Make sure not to bake it too long so that the cauliflower keeps its crunchiness. You can spice it up with a pinch of chili pepper.

Meat

Chicken in hummus sauce

Hummus is not just a (heavenly) spread, you can also turn it into a sauce. I first tasted a similar dish in Borj Hammoud, one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhood, at Abu Hassan’s for breakfast. Their dish is made of chickpeas in hummus sauce. I thought it’s a brilliant idea! So […]

Beetroots and fennel salad
Vegetables

Red beetroots and fennel salad

This is a no cook and only chop salad. Unless you’re cooking the beetroots yourself, that is. Quick, easy, healthy and simply delicious. I always like adding nuts to salads; they give it texture and some extra depth of flavour. If you can’t get your hands on some fennel, use […]

Potato pie
Meat

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do it like me, as shown in the picture, on individual plates; in small, 1-person oven dishes; in small ceramic pots; or in a large oven dish and serve it at […]

Egg salad
Vegetables

Egg salad

This is a very simple recipe which will be done within minutes and doesn’t require much introduction needed to be honest. Serve it with some nice wholemeal bread and slices of cucumber.

Kyle's apple salad
Fruit

Kyle’s apple salad

My husband and I are active couchsurfers and enjoy hosting travellers at our home. It feels a bit like holiday without going anywhere! Sometimes the couchsurfer you host is a professional cook who takes over the kitchen and delights us with a great meal. Like Kyle from Australia. He made […]

Marinated olives
Vegetables

Marinated olives

I’m a big fan of olives. I practically grew up with olives, enjoying them simply with fresh Lebanese flat bread, or with labne, tomatoes, mint leaves on warm saj bread (very thin flat bread). Heaven! In the olden days, we used to gather at my aunt Nadet’s house, very early […]