i'm pretty sure i need to dedicate myself to cooking one lebanese dish per week from now on. lebanese might be my favorite cuisine. plus, this would be so perfect for summer... i can taste the garlic now.
Turmeric and Saffron: Borani Kalam Ghomri - Persian Kohlrabi and Yogurt Dip. I made a very similar version of this recipe: Saute finely diced kohlrabi (~ 2 lbs) w/ onion in olive oil for 20 min. Stir in 3-4 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 c parsley, 1/2 c chives, and 3-4 T mint. Fold mixture into 3 c greek yogurt, 1.5 t turmeric, 1 t aleppo pepper, 1/2 t curry, 1 t lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste.
White Gazpacho | This is a legacy of the Moors who ruled Andalusia in Spain for close to eight hundred years. It is simple to prepare, but offers a glimpse at the refinement of a civilization which produced places like the Alhambra palace, and beautiful cities like Seville, Granada or Córdoba; Moorish cuisine influenced traditional Middle-Eastern cuisine to this day, with its use of almonds, saffron, cinnamon, chilies and aromatic essences of flowers. @Joumana Accad