My Recipes

chicken schnitzel rolls with gherkin and sauce
Chicken Schnitzel Burgers 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Chicken Schnitzel Burgers

This is my new go-to Chicken Schnitzel burger recipe. A ridiculously easy recipe for the no-fuss lunch/dinner that you’ve always dreamed of. And what’s better than a crunchy schnitzel roll for tomorrow’s brunch? Maybe a hummus dinner roll? So what makes a great sandwich/Roll? ingredients bread Roll of your choice 4 chicken breast-halved lengthwise to…

hummus bruschetta served on a wooden board
Hummus Bruschettas 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Hummus Bruschettas

Hummus bruschettas using my homemade hummus are delicious, real, and made with simple, healthy ingredients. It’s all about getting creative with Hummus! Here we turn it into more than just a dip. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoon pine nuts 1 baguette sliced 3cm in thickness a handful of roughly chopped parsley Hummus Recipe…

string bean stew
String Bean Stew 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

String Bean Stew

String bean stew with meat also known as Loubyeh is a one-pot dish. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires mainly staple ingredients and a deliciously comforting meal. This dish is a combination of meat, string beans and tomato served over the famous Middle Eastern Vermicelli Rice Pilaf. I serve it on mash potato sometimes to…

white bean stew served
White Bean Stew 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

White Bean Stew

This dish is a stew of white butter beans served over the famous  Middle Eastern Vermicelli Rice Pilaf.  You can make it with or without meat.  I use canned beans in my recipe as it is easier and most of us will have on hand. This is an easy, hearty and nutritional meal. White beans…

simple home-made pancakes-with choice of condiments
Simple Homemade Pancakes 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Simple Homemade Pancakes

Who wants simple homemade pancakes? Breakfast with simple ingredients found in your pantry.   When you’re in a rush to feed a mad crowd of teenagers and children, this easy recipe with simple ingredients will keep them happy and full.  Simple homemade pancakes are fluffy and super soft with the added bonus of filling up those…

Preparing fresh roasted cherry tomatoes.
Oven Semi Dried Tomatoes 500 333 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Oven Semi Dried Tomatoes

Follow this easy step by step recipe to make your own oven semi-dried tomatoes at home. They are super easy to make in the oven and irresistibly delicious. This will certainly give your pasta, pizza, quiches, and salads a burst of sweet and tangy flavours. Who says they can’t be simply the perfect appetizer or…

mini zaatar manoushi served with fresh vegetables
Mini Zaatar Man-oushi 851 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Mini Zaatar Man-oushi

Mini Zaatar Man-oushi, a staple at street fairs, these crispy, delicious treats like you’ve never experienced before. A little different from the traditional man-oushi and they are remarkably easy to make at home. Homemade fried dough is so simple to prepare. The dough is soft and flexible and rolls out beautifully. Having said that you…

warm chicken salad
Warm Chicken Salad 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Warm Chicken Salad

Warm chicken salad is a little different from my traditional Middle Eastern salads like fattoush and tabouli but it ticks all the boxes. It’s delicious and it’s one of those recipes you will not tire of eating.  It’s healthy, ultra filling, and perfect for a summer’s lunch. Ingredients 700 grams of chicken tenderloins 120 grams…

Marinated Chicken Tenderlions 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Marinated Chicken Tenderlions

Marinated chicken tenderloins are perfect to grill and easy to cook.  They are so easy to prepare and you will most likely have all the marinating ingredients in your pantry.  They are simply the most delicious grilled marinated tenders – lean, tender, and always so so tasty.  They are perfect for that healthy chicken salad…

fresh tuna and tomato pasta
Fresh Tuna And Tomato Pasta 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Fresh Tuna And Tomato Pasta

Fresh Tuna and tomato pasta recipe is simple and delicious! The tuna is cooked and tossed with pasta in a light tomato sauce.  This impressive dish is just as quick to make as my pasta salad. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to get on the table.  In fact, you can make the sauce while you wait for the…

fish with olives and capers
Pan Seared Fish With Tomato And Olives 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Pan Seared Fish With Tomato And Olives

Pan-seared fish with tomato and olives is a simple dinner that will become a staple recipe in your kitchen.  Ready in no time, this makes a perfect quick mid-week dinner. This dish is what home cooking is all about.  Fresh ingredients cooked simply with loads of flavour.  Bread dipped in the sauce is the way to…

lamb cutlets and herb salsa
Lamb Cutlets And Herb Salsa 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Lamb Cutlets And Herb Salsa

Lamb cutlets and herb salsa are incredible in flavour and simply delicious. Your guest will be thrilled to bits over this dish.  They are the most requested in our home. What I love about this recipe is how simple and easy it is to make and the perfect dish for your next dinner party The herb salsa…

Barbecue Chicken Wings 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecue Chicken Wings are a must-have at every family barbecue.  They are delicious eaten with the famous Hummus and Smokey Eggplant Salad. So let’s get the party started with the best chicken wings you ever barbecued. Chicken wings are great for any occasion and make a perfect appetizer or even a whole meal. They are even…

Grated cucumber with strainer
Tzatziki 999 667 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking


When two cuisines meet, the most incredible combinations are discovered.   Serve Greek tzatziki with Middle Eastern Spicy Lamb pastries, Chickpea, and Eggplant Rice, or with the traditional Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder Roast. I learned this authentic traditional dip from an amazing chef in Rhodes.  Yanni’s passion for food came from his grandmother. He grew up…

pasta salad served in a bowl
Pasta Salad 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Pasta Salad

A delicious and easy to make classic pasta salad. Tossed with a quick homemade garlic zesty dressing it is a summer essential.  This is the ideal side dish for the hot summer months making it perfect for picnics, barbecues or your summer gatherings and entertaining.   The right combination of easy store-bought and simple ingredients with…

baked cauliflwer with lentils, herbs and tahini yogurt sauce on platter
Lentil And Herb Baked Cauliflower 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Lentil And Herb Baked Cauliflower

Lentil and herb Baked cauliflower drizzled with a yogurt tahini sauce is full of Middle Eastern flavours.  The presentation of this dish is delightful, not to mention the perfect combination of the cauliflower and lentils.  I love it! I have combined 2 recipes in 1.  You only need to use approximately one cup of the…

caramelised lentil pilaf
Caramelised Lentil Pilaf 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Caramelised Lentil Pilaf

The great thing about caramelised lentil pilaf this dish is that it is vegan, healthy, and easy to make. It’s the perfect dish for anyone looking to eat less meat.  It’s packed with protein and it’s also easy to prepare. Enjoy it hot or cold, with a bowl of fresh Super herb salad or a refreshing Yogurt…

custard slice
Custard Dessert 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Custard Dessert

Easy vanilla and chocolate custard dessert recipe made with a biscuit base and topped with cocoa.  This is the cheat easy to go to dessert and a breeze to make. It is just as easy as my cheat store-bought ingredient only Trifle.  No baking required.  In fact, I use Cottees packet puddings.  This dessert tastes…

beetroot labneh served with crispy bread
Beetroot Labneh 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Beetroot Labneh

If you’re looking for a dip that is a little exotic to serve to your guests, beetroot labneh is a fun one especially garnished with pistachio.  The pureed intense, red beetroot combined with strained yogurt is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. With just 3 ingredients needed, you’ll be done in no time.…

Trifle served in a bowl
Easy Trifle 2560 1707 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Easy Trifle

Your menu isn’t complete without a dessert and an easy trifle is always a crowd-pleaser. So here’s how to make it as stress free as possible.  No hard work is required to whip up this trifle recipe! Use a few simple store-bought ingredients, and enjoy this summer easy trifle in no time. It’s perfect for entertaining…

Rice with Vermicilli served with yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil
Vermicelli Rice Pilaf 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Vermicelli Rice Pilaf

After a busy day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen cooking dinner. Luckily, this easy weeknight vermicelli rice requires no advanced prep ahead. A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, rice pilaf is made with vermicelli. Along with hummus, vermicelli Rice Pilaf is a staple in every middle eastern…