There is some wonderfully diverse cooking in the Middle East and these Palestinian dishes are right up there with the best the region has to offer. With a mix of Middle Eastern and East Mediterranean influences, Palestine is home to some truly great food. The food here is unique in its own right, with traditional dishes varying from village to village. The Palestinian diaspora is also doing a great job in spreading knowledge and love of food from Palestine across the globe.
You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from some of the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites!
Sometimes your tastebuds are the quickest way to experience a new foodie culture. Get ready to try these delicious Palestinian dishes…
The Best Palestinian Dishes
Knafeh has a shredded filo dough crust, a sweet cheese filling, topped with a rose water flavored simple syrup. It can be eaten either hot or cold.
Recipe created by Beth.
A simple bread that has one of the cutest shapes you will ever see. It is easy to master and will go perfect with a dip or to make a simple sandwich with.
Recipe created by Simona.
“Sweet Tahini Rolls” are a little like cinnamon rolls — but thankfully not so achingly sweet. The dough gets spread with cinnamon sugar (just like cinnamon rolls), and a smear of tahini before getting rolled up, then cut to form spiral rolls.
Recipe created by Carolyn.
The whole milk Greek yogurt based marinade really makes the entire dish. It’s moist, tangy, and very flavourful with the addition of many spices.
Recipe created by Josette.
This chili sauce, popular in Egypt and Palestine, goes great with everything from vegetables, fish, or hummus and meas.
Recipe created by Elisabeth.
This Palestinian Freekeh soup is a super wholesome meal that will fill you right up. It has a beautiful nutty flavour and is also incredibly easy to make.
Recipe created by Tati.
A wonderfully unique recipe and the perfect way to try something different with cauliflower. The perfect treat for some veggie friends if you really want to impress them.
Recipe created by Shamshiri Cafe.
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