Unlike some other diet-damaging dips, hummus is nutritious, delicious, and satisfying. It's also quick, easy, and economical to make. You'll find a new favorite or two in our irresisitble selection, from the chickpea-tahini classic beloved across the Middle East (every country has its own spin) to our brightly colored versions with avocado, beets, sweet potato, and other good things; plus recipes for hummus-like dips made with other beans.
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling. To make lamb and turkey koftas at the same time, combine all the ingredients except the meat first, then transfer half the mixture to another bowl and add one pound of each meat to each bowl.
This staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines is surprisingly easy
to make -- and the process feels almost magical. It starts with a simple yeast dough (we used some whole-wheat flour in addition to white) that gets baked in a very hot oven. The heat activates the yeast and creates steam, which makes the dough puff up dramatically, forming the signature pocket.
Inspired by the Persian dish tahdig, this skillet rice cake gets especially crisp as it cooks. A layer of potatoes is cooked on the bottom of the rice, then the cake is flipped to serve so the potatoes are on the top.