Middle Eastern food is a strong contender for one of my favourite cuisines. It has everything that I love, tapas style bowls of delicious vegetable dishes, incredible dips (creamy hummus and smoked pepper dip are always good) amazing pulse based dishes and of course big flatbreads to scoop with.
One of my favourites is a gorgeous aubergine and chickpea stew called maghmour or moussaka. The flavor is intensely rich tomatoes with soft aubergine and then a little bit of texture from the chickpeas. It always amazes me how simple ingredients can create such incredible flavours.
I think dishes like this are best eaten with lots of complimentary yet contrasting flavours, so creamy hummus, smoky red pepper dip, crunchy flatbreads and a big rice salad with generous amounts of fresh herbs. The recipe for my lovely herby rice is below and I’ve popped links in for my favorite dips.
My classic tahini dressing is the perfect topping to both the moussaka and my herby rice. I really hope you like my Middle Eastern feast!
I hope you like my recipe; if you recreate it tag on instagram with #rebelrecipes @rebelrecipes for a chance to be featured. Love Niki x
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