Authentic recipes we love

Authentic recipes we love

Our spotlight ingredient

Ingredient

Cardamom

Defined by faint notes of mint, pepper, and lemon, cardamom is a sweet-or-savory spice beloved in Arabic cooking. It’s an important element to slow-cooked tagines, along with turmeric, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon.

This Salad is perfect with fish dishes. It will pair so well with the Sayadia rice and fish dish we are making this week from Laila’s cookbook “The Gaza kitchen”. 
Tahini Chopped Salad, referred to often as a Jerusalem salad.  Crunchy veggies in a creamy lemon tahini dressing. 

Tahini salad recipe 

Tahini dressing: 
* 1 garlic clove, finely minced 
* salt
* ¾ cup Ziyad Tahini 
* ½ cup lemon juice 
* ¼ cup water, more if needed

For the salad:

1 English cucumber, diced 
2 tomatoes, diced 
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced (optional)
1 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped 
½ teaspoon Ziyad Brand Aleppo pepper to garnish 
1 tablespoon sultan extra virgin olive oil
Our upcoming recipe is Sayadiyya from Chef @gazamom Laila El-Haddad's cookbook, "The Gaza Kitchen," a commendable effort to preserve Gaza's rich culinary heritage. This book delves into Palestinian recipes, many specialties of Gaza's kitchen and food culture, offering a delightful array of spicy stews, flavorful dips, aromatic fish dishes, and delectable desserts.
The captivating visuals in the book showcase Gazan cooks, farmers, and fresh-produce merchants, accompanied by insightful in-kitchen interviews where gazans share the stories of their food, heritage, and families.
Sayadiyya, is a rice and fish dish, particularly popular in Palestinian and Lebanese cuisine.
Typically made with white fish, seasoned rice with an array of aromatic spices. The dish often includes caramelized onions, and garnished with fried nuts.
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This Palestinian recipe comes from chef @reem.assil cookbook “Arabiyya”. Makloubeh is a layered Palestinian rice dish; its name means “upside down” in Arabic. Flipping the pot to reveal its contents is the moment of truth. Will it stand upright, revealing a tower of rice layered with mosaics of vegetables? If not, just remember the first spoonful will send it cascading into the serving tray anyway.
“No two makloubehs are alike. While I was growing up, we had it Gazan-style with eggplant and lamb.
In California, Palestinians from the West Bank insist that chicken and carrots make the ultimate makloubeh. While disputes rage on the best proteins and veggies from village to village, family to family even, devotion to this dish unites all Palestinians, both within Palestine and in the diaspora”.

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Palestinian makloubeh 
is a traditional Palestinian dish, often made with rice, vegetables, and meat (chicken or lamb)you can also keep it vegetarian. The ingredients are layered in one pot and cooked, then flipped upside down for serving (hence the arabic came مقلوبة), creating a flavorful and visually appealing dish. Get your ingredients and be ready to flip the pot as we cook this together and learn more about Palestinian cuisine.

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Our next recipe is Palestinian Makloubeh and comes from chef @reem.assil cookbook
"Arabiyya".
Makloubeh is a layered Palestinian rice dish; its name means "upside down" in Arabic. Flipping the pot to reveal its contents is the moment of truth.
There are many variations of makloubeh in Palestine some use meat, chicken or keep it vegetarian and the vegetables might also vary.
Gather your ingredients, we can't wait to share this recipe with you.
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Knafeh is one of if not the most popular Palestinian dessert. Our recipe comes from @fufuinthekitchen her new book “Dine in Palestine”
“Nablus, Falasteen is known worldwide for its spectacular knafeh, which is a sweet cheese pastry that has dimensions of flavors. There are also so many variations to this beloved dessert. In this recipe, I use a common cheese in Middle Eastern desserts known as Arabic sweet cheese and fresh mozzarella to get that gooey cheese pull factor. Kataifi, also known as shredded phyllo dough, which is typically used in knafeh khishneh knafeh with a crunchy top as opposed to soft), is used here for that crisp exterior that protects the cheese filling. Then, this dessert is topped with simple syrup for sweetness and crushed pistachios for color and flavor”.

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For generations, the Ziyad family has traveled far and wide to discover the cherished foods of the Middle East and Mediterranean and bring them home to you. Our brand has established long-standing relationships with the leading growers and suppliers of traditional products from their regions. High-quality, trusted products that we have been enjoying for decades. That is what makes the Ziyad brand the unparalleled authority in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.