Go out and cook a Mediterranean meal. It’s fun, easy and healthy
By Ray Hanania
Ziyad Brothers Importing offers the best in Mediterranean food ingredients so you can make some of your favorite, or first time, Mediterranean recipes.
It’s not hard. Go to Ziyad.com to get ideas or just do it on your own.
This is roast lamb on a grill, with basmati rice with browned walnuts slices, and tabouleh salad on the side.
Put the lamb leg on the barbecue grill, or roast it inside the oven. To keep the juices in it, cook it quickly, high flame on the broiler for 45 minutes. You want the inside to be tender and outside grilled so it keeps the juices inside.
Make the rice. It’s easy. Ziyad Brand basmati rice comes with directions, but maybe you have your favored recipe or methods.
When you are ready to serve the rice, brown sliced walnuts to add as a garnish to the rice.
Now, make the tabouleh salad. Click here for a recipe from Ziyad Brothers web site. You’ll need medium Crack Wheat (you can buy it from ZIyad Brothers or ask for it at your local ethnic store). Put it in a large mixing bowl. Add Lemon Juice, White Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your liking. (The cracked wheat absorbs the juices while you dice the remaining vegetables: tomatoes, parsley, green onions, cucumbers
With the diced parsley on the cracked wheat as it soaks.
Add the cucumbers
Add the diced tomatoes
Dice the green onions
Mix it well. Add lemon juice, olive oil and spices (salt, garlic powder, etc) to your liking.
It’s that easy.