Arugula, Avocado and Mujadara Platter

Arugula mujadara platter

An arugula, avocado and mujadara platter is a gorgeous way to serve mujadara, a beloved–yet humble-looking–lentil pilaf. Mujadara, along with arugula and avocado, is one of the healthiest, most delicious meals you can eat. Get the right lentils, bulgur, and other ingredients at MaureenAboodMarket.com. Don’t ever apologize for your food. I wish I could claim…

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Lebanese Summer Salads

The Lebanese sure have a way with salads…brighten your menus with these favorite Lebanese Summer Salads using all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables (and fruit!). And, make them even better with excellent Pomegranate Molasses, Mint Salts and other Lebanese spices, and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil from Maureen Abood Market! Black cherry salad with walnuts, parsley,…

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Lebanese Cabbage Slaw, Malfouf Salad

Malfouf salad, MaureenAbood.com

This is a seriously delicious Lebanese, no mayo cole slaw — one we can’t get enough of for its flavor, crunch, and super-duper healthy qualities! While there are many great things to love about living back in Michigan where the extended Lebanese clan is . . . extensive . . . perhaps among greatest of…

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Lebanese Fattoush Salad

A Perfect Fattoush Salad I could eat this salad every single day and still want more! See how it’s done in my video, right here! Get the Fattoush Kit for the vinaigrette here! Find the recipe for the pita chips here. You can add cucumbers and any other vegetables you have on hand to this…

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Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

Chickpea Feta Salad, MaureenAbood.com

Chickpea and Feta Salad is the perfect salad for a picnic: stays crunchy and fresh, plus all of the flavor and healthy ingredients we love. I’m not entirely sure why, but when Dan asked me in the most complimentary way to “master” the chickpea salad he’d eaten at Woody’s, our local favorite for Lebanese, I…

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Lebanese Panzanella Salad

Pita chips replace the traditional Italian-style croutons in this Lebanese Panzanella salad. They soak up the precious juice we wouldn’t even consider leaving behind. The mix of lemon with rice vinegar gives the sweet tomatoes the perfect pop of tartness we love so much. Sometimes I think that the whole purpose I am here, back…

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado and Feta

Avocado Tomato Salad with Feta, MaureenAbood.com

This salad makes the most of the season: tomato cucumber with avocado and feta. The bit of saltiness from the feta and creaminess of avocado are the right balance. The changing of the seasons here in Michigan has been doing its thing in recent months without much ado from me. Typically I get all wound…

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Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This unexpected pairing of cherries in a savory salad of Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette is DIVINE! Use an excellent pomegranate molasses like this one from Maureen Abood Market. I have been turning out lots (and lots) of pies lately. This, however, is not a post about pie, but anyway: A few of…

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Lebanese summer salad recipes (and many ways to eat your mint)

Quinoa Tabbouleh, MaureenAbood.com

    Lebanese salad recipes are bright, light, and always high on flavor. Plenty of crunch too. Oh, and don’t forget the mint! It’s everywhere in Lebanese recipes, especially summer salads, most of which happily end in the word “mint.” As you collect all of the good stuff we’ve been waiting for all year from…

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Grilled Corn Salad with Mint and Feta Recipe

Grilled yellow corn salad with herbs and feta in a blue rimmed bowl

The truth is that even though Dan and I are newlyweds, it is summer up north in Michigan. This is where I do most of my work. His work, however, is downstate. So when all of the festivities of wedding and family took their leave this past week, so did he. By the end of…

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