Hommus

Hommus is a very famous Arabic dip which has different variation of recipes in Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. This recipe is Lebanese version. Lebanese version is a bit sour, lemony and fine in texture.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 x cans of chickpeas
  • 3 tbspns tahina (sesame seed paste)
  • A generous pinch of salt
  • 5 – 6 tbspns extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup water (if needed)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until very fine paste is made. Add water if needed. Adjust salt and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and paprika. Ideal with grilled meat, khubz and pita.
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Sheesh Chicken Skewers (Shish Chicken Tavook)

Sheesh Chicken Tavook is a Mediterranean recipe, it is healthy and low fat, do try this ….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 tbspn tomato paste
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • ¼ tspn cracked black pepper
  • Some salt (optional)
  • ¼ tspn paprika
  • Some olive oil
  • ¼ tspn crushed cumin and cardamom

Procedure:

-Mix everything except olive oil in a deep mixing bowl and keep aside for 6 hrs.

-Now stick them onto a skewer (use bamboo skewers if using a flat pan or a grill pan or use metal skewers if using the grill).

-Grill them on medium high heat until they are golden and cooked.

-Serve hot with hummus, Babaganouge or any other dip and khubs with some tabouleh salad on side.