Chicken is roasted with potato slices and lots of garlic. One of the most popular oven chicken dishes in Syria. Serve with flat bread and dip in lemon garlic dip (It’s a must!).
Burgul Wheat Pilaf
Burgul (or bulgur in Greek) is a famous side dish that substitutes rice in many Syrian meals. It has a light nutty flavor and is high in fiber and vitamins. It is the perfect match for tomato stew, mujadara, and yogurt dishes.
Macarona bi laban (Yogurt Pasta)
Although pasta is not native to the Syrian kitchen, yogurt pasta is a successful and favorite adaption. Yogurt is a creamy healthy alternative to Alfredo sauce. This can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish next to meats or as a quick healthy snack.
Fasolia Bzait (Green Beans with Olive Oil)
Fresh green beans are cooked with garlic and Syrian extra virgin olive oil. Syrian olive oil is dense and very flavorful. This dish can be eaten warm or cold with Syrian flat bread.
Addas bi Husrem (Sour Lentil soup)
A comfort food for many Syrians, Addas bi Husrem (or Addas bi Hamed) is a very healthy and flavorful citrusy dish. Lentils, parsley and lemon are simmered to make a thick soup often eaten with Ojji (Syrian Omelette).
Mfarakit Kusa (Zucchini Dip)
Zucchini is cooked and mashed with a blend of spices, specifically mint. An easy dip or side dish that can be eaten in any season. Warm your flat bread then dip your way through!
Fatti Dajaj (Chicken Fatti)
Fatti is one of the most famous and distinctive Syrian dishes. Toasted Syrian bread, rice and chicken soaked with yogurt sauce and garnished with nuts. Works great with leftover chicken and stale bread. Other varieties exist with beef, eggplants and and even sheep tongues!
Shorbit Adas (Lentil Soup)
Lentil soup is the most traditional soup in the Syrian Kitchen. A staple food in Ramadan where many restaurants and street stands sell it hot in bowls embellished with lemon slices. This soup can be made with brown or red lentil.