Grape leaves are stuffed with a vegetarian mix, rolled and cooked in a tangy sauce with olive oil. This version of stuffed grape leaves (also known as yalanji) is served cold as an appetizer.
Zaatar (thyme) Swirls
A quick, easy, delicious and funappetizer that will please anyone including the little ones! Zaatar mix is rolled in a doughand and cut into swirls. Zaatar is an herby mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame popluar in Syria.
A staple salad at Syrian restaurants, this colorful dish is made with the freshest ingredients, bring spring time to any table. Finely-chopped parsley, tomato and burgul are dressed with lemon and olive oil. Reserve your best olive oil for this dish as it showcases its full flavor!
Beewaz (parsley salad)
This easy-to-make salad is a must-have with grilled meat such as Kufta Kabab and grilled chicken. Use it as a bed under your kabab or to add a crisp fresh touch to grilled meat sandwiches.
Syrian Everyday Salad
This is the traditional everyday salad in Syria. It can also be referred to as ‘Arabic salad’ or ‘salad’. Tomato, cucumber, green pepper and lemon all make for a crunchy and refreshing salad in those hot summer days.
Muhamara (Walnut Dip)
A dip with a different taste, texture and flavor than your usual mezze spread. Walnut, red pepper, pomegranate molasses render a taste you will never forget.
Ajeen (Savory Dough)
Use this light dough to make different varieties of appetizer pastries such as Olive mini pies and spinach pies. You can also use it to make pizza. If in a hurry, substitute with ready-made biscuit dough).
Borak Zaitoon (Olive mini pies)
Another easy-to-make savory pastry that will add extra zing to your appetizer parties and snacks. Green olives and red pepper go perfectly together in many Syrian dishes.
Safiha (Mini Meat Pies)
A favorite appetizer party dish, both flavorful and easy to make. Traditionally it is round-shaped like a saucer, but this is a very easy recipe that tastes exactly the same.
Bored with your everyday traditional dill pickles? Try eggplant pickles with a texture and garlicky flavor like no other. Eggplants are boiled and stuffed with garlic and red pepper before they are fermented.