Side Dishes

Looking for the perfect side dish to accompany your entree? I’ll be happy to give you some tasty options. Although Assyrians don’t frequently serve side dishes unless, well maybe a salad. Along with the main dish, there’s usually a mixture of fresh herbs, scallions, and radishes in a bowl on the table. Besides the herbs, a variety of pickled vegetables are usually present as well.

Here are just some of the popular side dishes on my blog.

If these suggested recipes aren’t quite what you’re looking for, take a few minutes to browse through the “Sides” category to find even more recipes!

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Now that Summer is upon us, I find myself not being very hungry. Or maybe it’s just too hot to be cooped up in the kitchen cooking, so I convince myself that I’m not that hungry?

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe  ( Assyrian Pirda )

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe ( Assyrian Pirda )

Stop the presses! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a grain that’s healthier than rice, and has a delicious nutty flavor! That grain is called “bulgur.” Bulgur is not a commonly used word in the English language. I guess for a good reason, since it is Turkish in origin.

Edamame Dill Rice (Assyrian Recipe)

Edamame Dill Rice (Assyrian Recipe)

Edamame Dill Rice is my spin on a popular Assyrian rice traditionally made with lima beans and dill. This rice is served alongside chicken and meat kabobs, or eaten by itself as a vegetarian dish.

Mexican Spanish Rice

Mexican Spanish Rice

So, you might be wondering, what’s with the name? Are we making Spanish rice or Mexican rice?  In truth, I had a hard time deciding what to name this recipe. You see, I wanted those searching for both names to be able to find this […]

Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, maybe you’ve noticed that I LOVE rice! If I was going to be stranded on an island (and didn’t care about gaining weight) rice would easily be my food of choice.

Falafel | Authentic Middle Eastern Recipe

Falafel | Authentic Middle Eastern Recipe

I’ve had a lot of requests for a good falafel recipe, so I’m finally sharing my favorite falafel recipe with you! Yes, it’s even better than the one I shared in my Mom’s Authentic Assyrian Recipes cookbook.