Make your own mezze

Four simple recipes for four favourites

Houmous
(Serves four)
Ingredients
1kg boiled chickpeas
350g tahini
100g corn oil
30g salt
30g lemon salt
1 small cup crushed ice

Method
Mix the chickpeas with a little of the ice. Then add the sesame paste, salt, lemon salt, corn oil and rest of the ice. Mix well and serve cold.

Mutabbal
(Serves four)
Ingredients
1kg eggplant, chargrilled
300g tahini
15g minced garlic
15g salt
30g lemon salt
1 small cup crushed ice

Method
First, mince the eggplant until it’s soft and pulpy. Then combine with all the other items and serve cold.

Tabbouleh
(Serves four)
Ingredients
3 cups chopped parsley
1½ cups sliced tomatoes
1 cup diced white onions
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp lemon juice
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp crushed red wheat (bulgur)
4 leaves romaine lettuce

Method of preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together gently. Serve the mixed salad on a plate with a bed of romaine lettuce.

Raw kibbeh
(Serves four)
Ingredients
200g ground lamb meat
1 cup white onions
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt and pepper
1 cup crushed white wheat (bulgur)
Iced water (for kneading the mix)

Method
Combine all the ingredients gently. Serve the raw kibbeh on a plate with mint and onion leaves.

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