I’ve made all of the components of this meal separately, but this weekend I thought I’d put them all together to make a fun, informal meal for guests. This is a low-stress dinner party because almost everything can be made ahead and you can supplement with store-bought extras like pita bread, olives, and a tasty feta (try the Hungarian feta from the deli case at Sonia’s). For dessert, pick up some good dates – or if you are lucky like us, one of your guests will bring a delicious olive oil cake.
Bonus: this makes for great leftovers. I have to admit that the photo below is actually the leftovers, which we ate tonight with a couple of friends!
Here are links to the recipes I used (or similar ones, because some of these live in my head):
- Baba Ganoush
- Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)
- Cucumber Mint Yogurt Salad
- Cuminy Carrot Raisin Salad
- Ground Lamb Kabobs
- Yogurt Marinated Spiced Chicken
If you’re in the Providence area, we picked up most of our ingredients at these two stores:
- Jerusalem Meat Market, 88 Rolfe Square, Cranston
- Sonia’s Near East, 816 Park Ave., Cranston