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Recipes With Course: Side dish

Hmiss – Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes’ Salad

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Hmiss or Felfla is an Algerian salad of roasted peppers and tomatoes and is one of the most popular appetisers during the month of Ramadan. It can be served warm or cold. It’s usually enjoyed with a good bread. In the other parts of North Africa, such as Tunisia or ...

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Muhamarra – Roasted Walnuts and Red Peppers Dip and Spread

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Muhamarra is a delicious dip made mainly of roasted walnuts, red peppers & breadcrumbs. It originated in Aleppo and is widely used in both Syrian and Lebanese Mezzehs! It’s also a delicious spread and a nice accompaniment to grilled meat dishes! The name means « reddened » in Arabic and it comes ...

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Batata Chtiha – Algerian Potato in Tomato Sauce

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This Algerian potato stew is usually made with a paste of garlic, chili and spices called Dersa. It’s delicious as a vegetarian main or a side dish. NB: I have added some boiled eggs (entirely optional) to make a wholesome dinner dish! The boiled eggs are added at the very ...

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Baked Aubergine (Eggplant), My Way

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This a delicious and easy dish to prepare! All you need are 3 main Ingredients. Done in more or less 30 minutes in the oven, at 200 degrees Celsius. If you like it spicy hot, smear the aubergine with some Harissa paste before baking. Let’s cook!

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French Flat Green Beans Sautéed with Garlic and Parsley

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These French flat greens beans are also known as Romano beans. They are stringless and more flavourful than other varieties. But before sautéing you need to lightly cook them in salty water, according to your taste (crunchy or tender). However, don’t overcook them as they will cook further when they ...

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Hummus Musabaha – Warm & Chunky Chickpeas in Tahini Sauce

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The main ingredients of this Lebanese and Levantine dish are the same as the regular smooth hummus but different in : 1) texture: one part of the cooked chickpeas are crushed into chunky pieces and the other part left whole. 2) presentation: the chickpeas are “swimming” (Arabic name of this ...

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Sautéed Gem Lettuce

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Gem lettuce is a small and sweet romaine variety. It is usually used raw in salads. Wanting to change from their normal use, I innovated and made this simple but really tasty side dish. If you don’t have Gem lettuce, using romaine hearts should be as good.

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Ladies’ Fingers or Okra in Tomato Sauce – Bemieh Bil Zeit

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This vegetable is also known as Gombo in West Africa. It has many health benefits such as vitamins A and C and is also a good source of magnesium. It’s a common ingredient in some creole and Cajun dishes. It’s not liked by everyone because of the “slime” that generates ...

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Smashed Potatoes, My Way

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You will love these potatoes. They are crispy, garlicky, buttery, peppery and damn delicious! And they are perfect to accompany any main dish. The addition of shredded mushrooms will add more umami and crisp to this dish.

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Green Bell Pepper and Chorizo

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Green Pepper & Chorizo is quick to cook and ideal when served as a tapas or a side dish.

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