Authentic Middle Eastern Foods

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SimSim Middle Eastern Recipes

Recipes Your Family Will Love

Recipes Your Family Will 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.

Discover the rich flavors of Musakhan, a traditional Palestinian dish featuring chicken seasoned with sumac and spices, layered on taboon flatbread with olive oil caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts. Perfect for celebrations, its aromatic spices make every bite memorable.

Looking for a quick twist? Try Musakhan rolls! We rolled up the classic ingredients seasoned chicken, sumac caramelized onions —in thin shraak bread from Arab bakeries. Whether as finger food, appetizers or a meal, Musakhan rolls preserve the essence of the original dish while offering a convenient, flavorful treat for any occasion. Not to mention this presentation freezes real well, when a craving hits just bake from frozen. Serve with #ziyadbrand creamy yogurt. For the full recipe and step by step instructions download the free @simsimrecipes linked in bio and enjoy
Discover the benefits of sumac! This vibrant spice is essential in Arab and Middle Eastern cuisine, featuring prominently in dishes like Musakhan and Fattoush salad. But sumac offers more than just flavor—it’s a powerhouse of antioxidants that combat inflammation and support cellular health. Sumac also aids digestion, boasts antimicrobial properties, and is rich in essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and potassium. Whether sprinkled on salads or used in various dishes, sumac enhances your meals with zest and potential health benefits. Embrace the culinary and wellness advantages of sumac today! #sumac #healthyeating #foodbenefits #arabfood #meditraniandiet
Musakhan is a traditional Palestinian dish featuring chicken seasoned with sumac and spices, layered on taboon flatbread with olive oil caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts. It’s a celebrated dish known for its rich flavors and aromatic spices. 
Join us this weekend for a quick twist on this classic recipe, perfect for a delightful summer treat. Gather your ingredients and cook along with us!
Dive into the taste of Egypt with our divine Umm Ali Bread Pudding! 

For the full recipe and step-by-step process, download the free @simsimrecipes app. Plus, discover the fascinating story behind the origin of this iconic dessert!

Let each creamy, nutty bite transport you to the bustling streets of Cairo. Layers of flaky puff pastry  intermingle with luscious nuts, decadent coconut, and the perfect touch of sweetness from sugar and milk.
Served warm and dusted with love, it’s a dessert that offers both comfort and irresistible indulgence. Whether you seek a sweet escape or a well-deserved treat, Umm Ali is guaranteed to fulfill your dessert dreams! #ummali #dessert #fathersday #eidmubarak
Elevate your pistachio experience! 

Unlock the full flavor potential of pistachios with this simple trick: blanch them in hot water for about 15 minutes until the water cools to handle. Once cooled, watch as the skins easily slip off with just a gentle rub of your fingers.

Peeling pistachios not only enhances their flavor and texture but also showcases their vibrant green hue. The result? Nuts that not only taste amazing but look stunning too! Plus, they’ll have a smoother texture, perfect for adding that extra touch to your favorite desserts or garnishes.

This method also works wonders for peeling almonds! Give it a try and let your culinary creations shine. #pistachio #foodietips #kitchentips #kitchenhacks

Who We Are

It all started with pita bread

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.