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  1. Couscous and Tomato Stuffed Eggplant
    Recipe Rating: 3.41602

    For a vegetarian side dish, it's tough to beat this comforting tomato and eggplant combo. Serve the eggplant alongside a cup of vegetable soup or a green salad for a light meal.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Entertaining, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  2. Falafel
    Recipe Rating: 3.66357

    Adding fresh herbs and onion to a falafel mix boosts flavor for any easy-to-prepare meal for a group.

    Categories: Sandwiches, Main Dishes, Family Friendly, One Dish Meals, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

  3. Lamb Patties with Mint and Rosemary
    Recipe Rating: 3.62604

    While these patties are delicious on their own, dress them up as burgers, if you like, using whole wheat buns, sliced tomatoes and crisp lettuce leaves.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Sandwiches, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Sugar Conscious

  4. Dilled Rice and Lentils with Creamy Cucumber Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.49448

    Creamy dilled rice and lentils are the perfect match for a crisp, refreshing Mediterranean salad of cucumbers, feta cheese and tomatoes. As an added bonus, both components are delicious on their own, too. Try pairing this dish with roasted chicken or grilled fish for added protein.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Salads, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Wheat Free

  5. Couscous with Almonds and Garlic
    Recipe Rating: 3.5848

    This side dish makes a delicious stuffing for chicken breasts or roasted tomatoes or zucchini, too. For even more flavor, stir in a handful of dried raisins or currants.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Quick and Easy, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  6. Lamb Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
    Recipe Rating: 3.58215

    Serve these flavorful ground lamb kabobs with cucumber salad, couscous or grilled zucchini.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, Sugar Conscious

  7. Za'atar Spiked Labneh with Flatbread
    Recipe Rating: 3.73165

    Za'atar (or zahtar or zatar) is an earthy Middle Eastern spice blend that can contain a variety of different ingredients such as toasted sesame seeds, marjoram, thyme, cumin, oregano, sumac and sea salt. Each country has its own unique style of za'atar, and each family develops their own mix. Traditionally, it is sprinkled on labneh (yogurt cheese) with olive oil and served with warm bread. It's also mixed into bread dough and baked. Za'atar makes a zesty crust for white fish and meats as well as a delicious vegetable or lentil seasoning.

    Categories: Appetizers, Entertaining, Make Ahead, Vegetarian

  8. Gluten-Free Tabbouleh
    Recipe Rating: 3.886

    Quinoa takes the place of traditional bulgur in this flavorful salad. It can stand alone as a vegetarian main dish, thanks to quinoa's protein content, or be served as a side dish or sandwich filling.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Salads, Side Dishes, Make Ahead, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free

  9. Baba Ganoush
    Recipe Rating: 3.95483

    Baba ganoush is a savory purée of eggplant flavored with tahini, lemon juice and fresh herbs. Eat it with wedges of whole wheat pita bread for dipping or spoon it over roasted meats and vegetables.

    Categories: Appetizers, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free

  10. Roasted Whole Garlic
    Recipe Rating: 3.59178

    Roasting mellows garlic and gives it a creamy, spreadable consistency. Use as a garnish when serving your turkey or as an appetizer with small butter knives for spreading on bread or toast.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Sugar Conscious

  11. Spiced Red Pepper Dip with Pomegranate Molasses
    Recipe Rating: 3.57676

    This dip, an alternative to hummus, is also known as muhammara. It's a delicious Syrian recipe for a spread of roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts and a touch of spice, offset by pomegranate molasses. Serve with a basket of pita chips, spread on sandwiches for a picnic, or pair with grilled chicken or fish.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Make Ahead, Entertaining, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  12. Grilled Marinated Lamb Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.72334

    This salad of fresh spinach, tomatoes, grilled lamb, feta cheese and olives is a complete meal in itself. Serve with a glass of white or red wine for a treat.

    Categories: Salads, Main Dishes, Gluten Free, Wheat Free

  13. Purple Barley Tabouleh
    Recipe Rating: 3.54103

    Mint, lemon and parsley are all highlighted in tabouleh, a fresh barley salad that's the perfect sidekick for hummus served with wedges of pita bread.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Sugar Conscious

  14. Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Hummus
    Recipe Rating: 3.75081

    This variation on traditional hummus will add vibrant color and flavor to your holiday table. Rather than chickpeas, this dip features lentils and sweet potatoes cooked with onions, garlic and spices and seasoned with white miso and lemon juice. Serve with triangles of warm pita bread or raw vegetables for dipping.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Entertaining, Make Ahead, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Sugar Conscious

  15. Simple No-Oil Hummus
    Recipe Rating: 3.51232

    This homemade hummus is made without the traditional olive oil and makes a delicious dip, perfect for entertaining or a snack. Pair with lightly toasted pita bread, crisp veggies, stuffed grape leaves and a selection of olives. Cannellini or Great Northern beans can be substituted for the garbanzo beans.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Snacks, Entertaining, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, No Cook, Picnic and Potluck, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  16. Persian Lamb Kabobs with Minted Pilaf
    Recipe Rating: 3.58818

    The lamb for these kabobs marinates in lemon juice, garlic and spices overnight, guaranteeing tender, juicy meat right off the grill. Serve with tzatziki sauce and pita on the side, if you like.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Entertaining, Dairy Free

  17. Turkish-Style Chickpea Salad
    Recipe Rating: 3.6793

    Dotted with roasted tomatoes, olives and fresh mint, top this irresistible chickpea salad with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil, if you like.

    Categories: Salads, Make Ahead, Picnic and Potluck, Quick and Easy, Entertaining, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free

  18. Baked Brown Rice Kibbeh
    Recipe Rating: 3.39626

    These fragrant rice balls stuffed with ground beef are inspired by a traditional Middle Eastern dish and are a great make-ahead option for easy lunches or dinners. The baked kibbeh will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days and reheat wonderfully in the microwave, or freeze them uncooked to have ready to bake for fast weeknight meals.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free

  19. Lebanese-Style Ground Beef Kabobs
    Recipe Rating: 3.68493

    These aromatic grilled kabobs made with ground beef are a wonderful way to enjoy the full flavor of grass-fed beef, but any lean ground beef will be excellent. Serve with tabbouleh.

    Categories: Main Dishes, Entertaining, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free

  20. Turkish-Style Red Lentil Soup
    Recipe Rating: 3.74318

    This version of Turkey's classic lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavorful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favorite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.

    Categories: Soups and Stews, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, High Fiber, Sugar Conscious

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