Recipe Tag: Sara ElRefaie

Baked Potato Wedges and Ranch Dressing

Baked is always better than fried, and these oven potatoes are the perfect example of that! Super simple and accompanied with a creamy and delicious homemade ranch dressing is the ideal way to get your potato fix, without all the grease of frying. The key to the crispy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside style wedge is thick cut wedges and equal cooking on each side.

Tomato Beetroot Marinara Sauce

Marinara is not only a perfect pasta sauce, but this "all purpose" recipe is an excellent homemade accompaniment to so many dishes. Not your typical Egyptian salsa, it can be mixed with sour cream to make a dip, used as a spread on sandwiches, as a substitute to ketchup for dipping, spread as a perfect base for homemade pizza, or to top off any piece of chicken and lightly broiled for a change of flavors. This recipe will make one medium jar, so don't be shy to double or triple the recipe and store some in the freezer for later!

Classic Lentil Soup

A traditional lentil soup that can be enjoyed year round and is hearty enough to serve as a meal on it's own. Lentil soup not only has a hearty dose of plant based protein, but is also full of other veggies to help you get your daily dose. Bake your own Shami bread into croutons instead of frying for a healthier bit of crunch.

Raspberry Mozzarella Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This non-traditional take on a salad brings a very unique taste from a different mix of flavors. But creaminess of the fresh mozzarella, the tartness of the berries and the salty almonds compliment each other perfectly. The combination of leafy greens and vitamin C together also provide a nutritious boost!

Oven Baked Meatballs with Burghul

This recipe is a little different because it has burghul, yet it is not kibbeh (with all its hard work). In Egypt, adding burghul to meatballs is not very common, but they add an amazingly subtle flavor, nice texture and added nutritional value. Dealing with burghul is so much easier than you think and this recipe requires nothing more than soaking the burghul in water and squeezing the water out with your hands. It's sure to become an easy "go to" recipe to be paired with just about anything!

Some tips on this recipe from Kitchen Keys are:
-If you are not using LEAN meat, don’t add the 2 tbsp of butter/olive oil/ghee.
-The cooking time might increase depending on the size of the meatballs.

Light Potatoes Au Gratin

This simple potatoes au gratin recipe gives a lighter take on a traditionally delicious side dish.

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