Organic Walnut & Chili Labaneh Dip

 

Labaneh is a real favourite in Palestine. It is traditionally a breakfast dish, but is eaten throughout the day as a snack or as part of an evening meal of mezze. As I explained in a previous post, It comes in a few different textures; creamy and smooth like a dip, thick and textured like a spread or hard and dry like a cheese. You can make all three varieties very easily at home and the only thing that differentiates them is the number of hours you strain the yogurt for (12 hours for the dip, 19 hours for the spread, 24 hours for the cheese).

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Labaneh & Za’atar Tartine

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Labaneh is a wonderful strained yoghurt from the Middle East, popular as a breakfast and snack dish. It comes in a few different textures; creamy and smooth like a dip, thick and textured like a spread or hard and dry like a cheese. You can make all three varieties very easily at home and the only thing that differentiates them is the number of hours you strain the yogurt for (12 hours for the dip, 19 hours for the spread, 24 hours for the cheese).

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Mama’s Baba Ghanoush (Aubergine Dip)

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Baba Ghanoush is increasingly popular in the UK, throughout Europe and North America. This makes me very happy as I want people to eat it, and I also want them to try my recipe. The way I make it is a very traditional way that the women in my family have been making it for generations right at the heart of where the dish originates from. I remember the delicious smoky smell of chargrilled aubergines wafting through the warm air of our house when I would return from school.

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Tomato and Pickle Salad

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The tomato salad is an essential part of every Palestinian meal; breakfast, lunch and dinner. served along side falafels, halloumi, hummus, warm bread, lentils or rice and chicken is it a great addition to any meal. In its purest form, it only consists of bright red and sweet tomatoes, top quality extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. However, many things can be added from onions, cucumber or parsley to add flavour and nutrition and complement the overall meal.

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