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levantine za’atar bites

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For those familiar with this traditional Levantine speciality, it is well known that these bites come in different sizes and can be prepared using different types of doughs and za’atar mixtures depending on regional and even personal taste preferences. But this beautiful treat will rarely disappoint you.

The recipe I’m sharing today in this post will yield in beautiful little za’atar bites that are incredibly crunchy and delicious and which will literally melt in your mouth. The dough is amazing and versatile (more recipes to follow soon), and can be prepared in no time (well almost, we are talking doughs here;)). I have no doubt that once you try this recipe, you would want to make it every time.

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c for carrot & coriander salad

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This incredibly simple yet yummy salad will be on my daily salad menu very often as it is a pure version of freshness and deliciousness. Of two distinctive tastes, this sweet (carrot) and sour (lemon) salad is very easy to prepare and can be ready in no time, almost 🙂
Recipe

Ingredients

about 300 g carrots, peeled & shredded
a generous handful of green coriander leaves, roughly chopped
zest of 1 lemon
1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice, according to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper, according to taste

Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl, then serve immediately. Enjoy!

Bon Appétit!

green lentil salad

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Rich in nutrients with the ability to last for years when stored properly, lentils are among the most ancient staples known in history, and they constitute a very important component in the pantry of different civilisations / nations. Lentils come in different colours, and even shapes and their taste and texture and even uses vary accordingly. And there seems to be endless possibilities for dishes that can be prepared using them.

I’ve shared a few delicious lentil recipes before, and always feel tempted to share some more. Lentils are just so delicious!

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Today, I share this totally yummy green lentil salad, which is a beautiful, light and healthy snack. It is so easy to prepare and is full of simple freshness! As is the case in most kind of salad, it should be eaten fresh once prepared.
For the Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup green lentils (washed, and soaked in water for about 10 minutes then drained)
3 celery stalks, washed, trimmed and chopped
12 – 15 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper, according to taste

Cook the lentils over medium heat in a medium pan covered with 2 cups of water, for about 20 – 25 minutes. Drain the lentil to get rid of any excess water. Set aside to allow to cool before making the salad.
In a medium to large serving bowl, mix the lentils with the other ingredients. Give the mixture a good stir and your salad is ready to go 🙂
Serve and enjoy fresh!

Bon Appétit!