This is super easy, very tasty and travels well so it's great for picnics, lunch bags, whatever. It tastes wonderful at room temperature. From the Chicago Tribune, originally attributed to Ron Bilaro, a personal chef in Chicago. The original recipe called for 2 T. of the sesame oil but I knocked that down to 1 T. as we feel a little goes a long way with sesame oil. Add more if you wish.
This Salata de Cartofi cu Brinza is a delightful alternative to traditional potato salad. The recipe calls for red skinned potatoes, but it's grand with others too. Originally from Please to the Table, a Russian Cookbook.
I found this simple, super-quick-to-make recipe for Marinated Greek Feta in the November 2005 issue of the Australian magazine 'Super Food Ideas'. It was one of several recipes for entertaining guests with a Greek banquet. I have posted it for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. The preparation time does not include the overnight chilling time.
The Mediterranean version of the ever popular Mexican layered dip. Instead of using garlic salt, I mix a large clove of pressed garlic with the hummus. Serve with toasted pita, flat bread or tortilla chips.
This tangy, fresh yogurt "cheese" -known as labaneh- vies for attention with hummus and tahini on the standard Israeli platter of mezze, or appetizers. Here it's seasoned with sesame seeds and spices, and drizzled with olive oil. Plan to start this the day before serving.
This is a Recipezaar 2005 adoptee. It's a healthy, light main dish salad, that can easily be made vegetarian by using the vegetable stock. I omit the raisins as I can't stand them in savory dishes, but my daughter adds them to hers, so I left them in the ingredient list.