26.01.2017 / by admin
For those of you who don’t know, Middle-Eastern food happens to be one of the best in the world; and that’s considering both flavor and nutritional quality. The use of olive oil along with many different spices is one of the many reasons why. Whether you’re gorging on soft, warm bread or succulent, juicy meats, you can be sure it tastes delicious. If you’re not up for preparing the meal yourself, make sure you get it from a proper Lebanese restaurant in Dubai!
On that note, you should also know that Middle-Eastern salads are amongst the best in the world. As far as nutrition is concerned, they tick off all the boxes. Let’s take a look at some of their most famous tossed dishes.
1. FATTOUSH: Though this is spelled in many different ways, there’s only one way to make it; pita bread, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, parsley, mint, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice all tossed together with some paprika and the core secret of the dish… zaatar. Fattouch without zaatar is like garlic bread without the dip. It makes a world of a difference. Zaatar is a popular herb-mix that includes thyme, sesame seeds, salt and what is known as sumac. As you can see, the inclusion of so many potent vegetables makes this dish a star. Try some at Saj Bistro.
2. TABOULLEH: This is definitely one of the most famous dishes in the Middle-East. One of the reasons it has become so popular in other countries is because all of its ingredients are pretty much fat-free which makes it indulging in it so enjoyable. Made with bulgur which is a type of wheat, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, garlic, mint and of course olive oil and lemon juice, it’s in fact, one of the healthiest foods around often found at many Lebanese fusion restaurant in Dubai. It is great for vegans and vegetarians.
3. QUINOA SALAD: Quinoa salad is quite versatile, in that it can be locally adapted to any culture although in the Middle-East, the dish is probably as healthy as it can be. Quinoa has been revered for its health benefits and is a common choice amongst fitness enthusiasts. This seemingly unassuming grain is high in protein and is gluten-free, comes with fibre, magnesium as well as essential vitamins and anti-oxidants. At Saj Bistro, try one with Arugula, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, dried figs and onions, all topped off with a luscious tahini-vinaigrette.