Tips for Preparing Middle Eastern Dips and Spreads

By: Azriel Lider

There are a few great world cuisines and Middle Eastern cuisine is one of them. Among a wealth of delicious recipes, spreads and dips, such as hummus, roasted eggplant and Tahini stand out.

All supermarkets now carry Middle Eastern dips and spreads. Commercially prepared dips and spreads are alright, but not very exciting. Your taste buds will really perk up when you prepare your own Middle Eastern recipes. Your friends and guests will ooh and aah when they taste your home made hummus and other recipes.

Commercial dips and spreads contain preservatives, stabilizers and other unhealthy ingredients. They have a relatively long shelf life, but the trade off is in the taste, as well as in health benefits. Your homemade goodies, made without preservatives will be scarfed up quickly, so the lack of preservatives is a moot issue.

The piquant flavors of Middle Eastern dips will titillate your taste buds-so easy on the purse and on time constraints. Pita bread marries well with all these dips. Scoop up the dip and pop it in your mouth; you don't need knives or spoons.

There are a few rules to keep in mind for preparing Middle Eastern dips and spreads. Following these rules will almost always assure you of success.

1. Extra virgin olive oil is the key for great tasty Middle Eastern dips, so always use best quality.

2.Buy only high quality ingredients, its well worth a slightly higher price to achieve a tastier results.

3.Refrigerate immediately after preparing your dips and spreads

Now that you know the basic rules, you can go to Middle Eastern Dip recipes, and immediately start preparing them.

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