Assyrian Cuisine and Recipes

Assyrian cuisine is similar to other Middle Eastern cuisines. It is rich in grains, meat, tomato, and potato. Rice is usually served with every meal accompanied by a stew which is typically poured over the rice. Tea is typically consumed at all times of the day with or without meals alone or as a social drink. Cheese, crackers, biscuits, baklawa, or other snacks are often served alongside the tea as appetisers. Dietary restrictions may apply during special holidays in which certain types of foods may not be consumed; often meaning animal-derived.

Baba Ghanoush

A popular preparation method is for the eggplant to be baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste. Often, it is eaten as a dip with khubz or pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes. It is usually of an earthy light-brown colour.

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Lavash

Lavash is a soft, thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor and eaten all over the South Caucasus, Western Asia and the areas surrounding the Caspian Sea. Lavash is one of the most widespread types of bread in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey.

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Tabbouleh – Wheat and Herb Salad

Tabbouleh, also spelled tabouleh or tabouli, is a traditional Levantine salad that is commonly served as part of a mezze in the Arabic world.

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