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Fattoush – Middle Eastern Pita Bread Salad

Wow, did summer came in with a bang! I returned a few days ago from vacation in California (first vacation since starting my new job late last year – yay!) to a wave of hot weather. And it’s not just here in New York, the heat is all over! If you’re battling the heat, and if you’ve ever read Ahu Eats before, you know I love my salads! Especially colorful ones.  They are the best meal in hot weather – which is why I’m very excited to bring you this refreshing Fattoush salad.

Fattoush is a vegan salad that is a staple on Middle Eastern dinner tables. Crunchy pita bread croutons, flavorful veggies and a tangy sumac dressing!

Fattoush is a vegan salad that is a staple on Middle Eastern dinner tables. Crunchy pita bread croutons, flavorful veggies and a tangy sumac dressing!

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Sohan-e Qom – Persian Saffron Brittle

YAY. I’m so excited to finally bring you this recipe – it combines two of my favorite things in one: Persian food and CANDY *insert heart eye emoji here*

This recipe for Sohan-e Qom is very special – it’s a unique candy from the city of Qom, just southwest of Tehran. It is a buttery brittle studded with pistachios and flavored heavily with saffron – whose earthy aroma and rich color is unmistakably beautiful. Its texture is just the right amount of crumbly from the butter and satisfyingly crunchy from the nuts. What I’m saying is, Sohan candy is deliciously addictive – the perfect sweet to eat with tea – all you need is a few nibbles but I dare you to resist eating the entire thing 🙂

Sohan-e Qom is a traditional Persian saffron brittle candy coming from the city of Qom, Iran. Buttery, crunchy and scented with saffron, this candy is easy to make and utterly addictive with tea.

Sohan-e Qom is a traditional Persian saffron brittle candy coming from the city of Qom, Iran. Buttery, crunchy and scented with saffron, this candy is easy to make and utterly addictive with tea.

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Salad Shirazi – Persian Rainbow Salad

Is a rose a rose by any other name? Is a delicious salad still delicious whether you call it a Salad Shirazi, Israeli Salad or Choban Salad? Yes, yes and yes! Welcome, Salad Shirazi or Shirazi Salad. It’s such an easy salad yet also a staple of Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Cucumbers, tomatoes and onions mellow out in a tangy dressing of lime and olive oil for a fresh salad which is as beautiful as it is healthy and tasty!

Salad Shirazi is a simple, colorful salad of cucumbers, tomato and onion which is a staple of Persian cuisine! Vegan and gluten free.

Salad Shirazi is a simple, colorful salad of cucumbers, tomato and onion which is a staple of Persian cuisine! Vegan and gluten free.

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