Middle Eastern & Meza Foods

List of Middle Eastern & Meza Recipes

Pita with lamb, etc.

Pita with lamb, etc.

NOTE: I am moving recipes from my old Cat’s Kitchen site to this site, and have many to move; please be patient.

These recipes are primarily from Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey and have much in common with recipes from Greece and other Balkan countries. They include abundant use of spices, herbs, nuts, olive oil, and yogurt. I also include a few Persian recipes.

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See also:

Appetizer, Bread, Condiment, and Dip Recipes:

Main Course & Sides

Dessert & Treat Recipes


Meza is like a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord, or buffet.  But of course, the flavors are distinctly Mediterranean.  In addition to these recipes, other Meza sides include pita, hummus and other dips, olives, wedges of fresh lemon or lime, grilled meats (chicken, fish, lamb or beef), sausage, and other middle-Eastern preparations).


Accompaniments, Appetizers, Breads, Dips, Salads, Sauces

Related sites: 1. Epicurious Middle Eastern recipes (1)

Meza Menu Ideas

Use these menus to get ideas for your own meza:


  1. Epicurious Middle Eastern recipes