The meaty aubergine, fresh herbs, pine nuts and juicy pomegranate make a delicious starter or side. The sauce with yogurt, saffron, garlic and lemon give it a fresh kick.
Middle Eastern cuisine includes among others Arab, Iranian, Cypriot and Turkish cuisines. Some commonly used ingredients include olives, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, chickpeas, mint, rice, and parsley. Some well-known popular dishes are kebabs, falafel, baklava, doner kebab, hummus and shawarma.