Middle eastern recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Tomato Rice Pilaf

Tomato Rice Pilaf

This originated as a Lebanese dish that my mom always used to make, I tweaked it a bit adding tomatoes and mint and leaving out the meat that it…

Mary Joseph
Feb 2008
Advanced
5 votes
7522 views
Homemade Grilled Flatbread

Homemade Grilled Flatbread

I couldn't find any authentic pita bread or other flat bread at my local grocery store, so I decided to try grilling my own. It turned out to be…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2012
Advanced
4 votes
2254 views
Hummus

Hummus

This is a great snack for any time of year. I personally serve it with Kalamata olives and sometimes even diced cucumber. Keep in mind that…

Frosted Flaker
Sep 2014
Intermediate
4 votes
581 views
Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage

Rosemary-scented lentils and sausage

Best. lentils. Ever.

Kimberly Lindstrom
Sep 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
4137 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2013
Advanced
3 votes
1621 views
Lamb Kofte Meatballs

Lamb Kofte Meatballs

These little lamb meatballs are flavorful and juicy. Middle Eastern spicing gives them an unexpected flavor. Make them small for appetizers, or…

Farrell May Podgorsek
Sep 2011
Advanced
2 votes
644 views
Grilled Lamb Kabobs

Grilled Lamb Kabobs

These are easy and super delicious- a heads up, you'll want to mix up the meat, kabob it and let the flavors marry in the fridge for at least 2…

Beth Griffin
Aug 2009
Advanced
2 votes
3505 views
Grilled Steak with Israeli - North African BBQ Rub

Grilled Steak with Israeli - North African BBQ Rub

Almost nothing tastes better on steak or lamb that is thick enough to slice than an Israeli or North African…

John Spottiswood
May 2009
Advanced
2 votes
4167 views
FRUIT YOGURT DRINK

FRUIT YOGURT DRINK

It is a very refreshing and nutritious drink which soothes your feelings from hot weather...

MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO
Jul 2010
Advanced
2 votes
1486 views
Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad

A refreshing, low calorie, garlicky, tasty bulgur salad.

Micheline
Apr 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
398 views
Middle Eastern Spinach Salad

Middle Eastern Spinach Salad

Brett Ede
Jul 2010
Professional
2 votes
1054 views
Spiced pork medallions with cranberries

Spiced pork medallions with cranberries

Savory, tasty pork medallions with a sweet touch of cranberries.

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
466 views
SHAKSHUKA (ARABIAN EGG OMELET)

SHAKSHUKA (ARABIAN EGG OMELET)

I love Middle Eastern food. It's so delicate and exotic. Our Arabian neighbors used to send us food on different occasions. This dish is one of my…

MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO
Jul 2010
Advanced
1 vote
1835 views
Kofta (Kafta) Pita Sandwich

Kofta (Kafta) Pita Sandwich

Kofta is a recipe taught to me by Ahmad, a young man who lived with our family for two years. Kafta and Ahmad's Tabouli have become Middle Eastern…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2010
Professional
1 vote
4510 views
Hab-el-Hal (Cardamom Cookies)

Hab-el-Hal (Cardamom Cookies)

Hab-el-hal,or cardamom cookies from Palestine.They are perfect to eat with coffee,tea or milk.These cookies are delicious and the flavor is…

Ambreen
Oct 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
1424 views