Syria is our featured country this month! The traditional Syrian mezze spread includes small plates, dips, and salads meant to be shared. Hummus, baba ghanoush, taboulleh salad, stuffed grape leaves, rice and kebabs are all a part of a typical spread.
Although the recipes vary house to house and person to person, here are a few of Syria’s most popular dishes:
Hummus – a delicious chickpea dip, made even more delicious with creamy tahini blended in and the perfect amount of lemon juice and olive oil
Baba Ghanoush – a smoky dip made of roasted or charred eggplant, pomegranate, tahini, garlic and parsley
Taboulleh Salad – a traditional parsley salad with a sprinkling of bulgur and tomatoes
Kibbeh – a mixture of ground lamb, bulgur and spices are formed into shapes, and then baked or fried. Typically served with salad and yogurt.
Manakeesh – soft dough topped with a combination of ground beef, cheese, spinach, zaatar, parsley and spices
Basbousa – a sweet cake made of fine semolina and soaked in syrup
A few of our featured Syrian brands that we carry in store: Ramzy Al-Assel, Sahha, Mim.