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  1. The success of this bread is made that much greater if a baking stone is used in the base of the oven. Alternately, an overturned heavy sheet pan will work. A pizza peel is also particularly helpful for placing the flatbread dough in the oven and removing the bread when it’s finished. A flat sheet pan or an overturned rimmed sheet pan will work as well. The dough can be made, of course, by hand, but I found the dough dramatically more beautiful, softer and stickier (which like pizza dough, is better for flatbread) made in the food processor fitted with the metal blade. This recipe is based on Barbara Abdeni Massaad’s Man’oushe. Makes 4 loaves.PREP TIME: 3 HOURS | COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES | RECIPE BY: MAUREEN ABOODINGREDIENTS2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1 cup cake flour2 teaspoons kosher salt1 1/4 cups cups lukewarm water (90-100 degrees)1 teaspoon active dry yeast1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon neutral oil, such as canola or safflower1/2 cup za'atar1/2 cup extra virgin olive oilGarnishes: tomatoes, picked turnips, mint, arugula, labneh, etc.INSTRUCTIONSIn a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor, combine the flours and salt. Whisk together if making by hand; pulse a few times if using the processor.Proof the yeast in a small bowl. Mix the yeast and sugar together, then slowly add ¼ cup of the lukewarm water while stirring to combine. Set aside for about 10 minutes until the yeast is foamy.Add the yeast mixture and the tablespoon of oil to the flour mixture. Mixing by hand, or with the food processor running, slowly pour in the remaining cup of warm water. Mix until combined and knead, if by hand, for 10 minutes until the dough is soft and elastic. If using the processor, run for a full minute after the water is added. The dough will form a ball and turn in the bowl as the machine runs.Set the dough to rise by placing the dough in a bowl that is completely but lightly oiled, and turn the dough so it is entirely coated with oil too. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot (I put it in the turned-off oven that’s been just barely warmed) until doubled in size, 1½-2 hours.Deflate the dough by removing it from the bowl and pulling off four evenly sized balls of dough. Set the balls on a lightly floured surface and coat lightly with more flour. Cover with the plastic wrap and kitchen towel and rise for 20 minutes.Meanwhile, preheat the oven. Place the baking stone or overturned sheet pan (it’s overturned so the edges won’t get in the way of placing and removing the dough) in the bottom of the oven. Remove the racks or line them at the top of the oven. Heat the oven to 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Convection baking is ideal here, if possible. If you’re using convection, set the oven temperature to 425 degrees.In a small bowl, combine the za’atar and the oil, stirring well. Set aside.Roll out the dough: lightly flour the work surface, the rolling pin, and the peel (or another overturned sheet pan to be used as a peel like a huge spatula). The flour acts as ball bearings for the dough to keep it from sticking to surfaces. Place one ball of dough on the floured surface and press down on it with the palm of your hand. The key to getting the dough rolled flat and round is to keep it moving, which means turning it frequently throughout the rolling process and adding more flour lightly to the work surface as you go. Roll the dough from the center of the circle to the edge a couple of times, then rotate it, and roll again, repeating until the dough is round and ¼ -inch thick.Spread 3 teaspoons of the za’atar mixture on the dough using the back of the spoon or your fingertips to get an even, thick spread. Leave a ½ -inch rim around the edge. Slide the peel under the dough, using two hands (to avoid misshaping the round) to pull the dough onto the floured peel. Place on the baking stone in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes.You’ll want to keep the oven light on to watch the bubbling baking show.When the bread is golden brown at the edges, remove from the oven to a baking rack and cool for a few minutes. The za’atar topping may seem oily when it’s still hot but it will dry and taste just right. Repeat the process with each of the four balls of dough.Eat the man’oushe as it is, torn off and eaten with the garnishes. Or top the bread with garnishes, fold over, and eat it like that.Check out my blog for more recipes
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    Lebanese Spiced Potatoes Recipe

    PREP IN: 10 minsCOOK IN: 20 minsSERVES: 3-4Ingredients6 medium Rooster potatoes2 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon chilli flakes4 cloves garlic finely choppedlarge handful corianderSaltOlive oil/butter or half and halfMethodCut the potatoes roughly into cubes and place in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes to parboil. Drain them and allow to stand for around 5 minutes with lid off to dry.Place a little olive oil or oil and butter in a wok or deep frying pan. Add the potatoes, toss in oil/butter to coat and then add lemon juice and garlic.Sprinkle the paprika and chilli flakes over the potatoes.Cook until potatoes are soft, a little crispy on the outside and cooked through, stirring occasionally.Season with salt to taste.Roughly chop the coriander, stir in and serve.Delicious side dish, ideal for any type of meal. Especially compliments Indian or Lebanese dishes.Check out my blog for more recipes
  3. If you are torn between trying something new and exotic, and just making a big plate of fries… this is the perfect recipe for you.Author: Christine | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hours 1 minutes | Total Time: 1 hours 16 minutesINGREDIENTSFor the Fries2 large potatoes2-3 Tblsps Olive oil2 Tblsps minced onion2 cloves garlic1 green chili, seeded and minced1 Tblsp fresh coriander / cilantro1/4 tsp chili powder1/4 tsp dried coriander1/2 a limeFor the dip1 small eggplant1/2 cup yogurt1 small clove garlic1 Tblsp tahiniJuice of 1 lemonINSTRUCTIONSTo Make the Fries1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 390F2. Slice the potatoes into long, chunky fries. I suggest leaving the skins on for this recipe.3. Boil a saucepan of water and then remove from heat. Soak the fries in the water for about 20 minutes. Do not add any more heat- you just want the fries to soak, not cook. Doing this will help them to get a soft inside.4. Drain, and leave to completely dry out. (This a good time to make the dip)5. Toss the potatoes in olive oil to coat, and then add to a baking tray.6. After 20 minutes, remove from the oven. Flip the fries carefully (they are prone to breaking at this stage) and sprinkle the onion, garlic, green chili and dried spices on top.7. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes. They will at this point be fully cooked. But if they aren’t quite crispy enough (it depends on the strength of your oven’s fan and whether there are any cool spots in your oven) I suggest grilling them for another 5-10 minutes until you get your preferred crispiness.8. Now pile them on a plate and add the cilantro/fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime juice.To Make the Dip1. Cut the eggplant in half and sprinkle salt on each side.2. Roast in the oven at 200C / 390F for about half an hour.3. Leave to cool off, until you can comfortably handle it.4. Scoop the flesh out of the skin and put into a food processor.5. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until soft and creamy.Source: happy veggie kitchenCheck out my blog for more recipes
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    Lebanese Sugared Donuts Recipe

    These donuts are best eaten immediately after they are fried.Author: Maureen AboodIngredients1 tablespoon active dry yeast1/3 cup sugar½ cup warm water3 cups flour1 teaspoon salt1/3 cup canola oil, plus canola oil for frying3/4 cup warm waterAdditional sugar for coating the donutsMethodProof the yeast by dissolving it in ½ cup water with a teaspoon of the sugar and letting it activate for about 15 minutes, or until its creamy and little bubbles are forming.Whisk together the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, flour and salt. Create a well in the center and add the oil and proofed yeast mixture. Slowly work the wet ingredients into the dry, adding the 3/4 cup water slowly. Hold back ¼ cup and only as necessary to create a soft dough. Knead the dough gently for just a couple of minutes.Coat the dough with about 1 tablespoon of oil, cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm spot until doubled, about 2 hours.Divide the dough into 8-10 balls. Let rise, covered with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel, on a lightly floured work surface for 20 minutes.Fill a medium sauté pan with enough canola oil to reach 1/3 of the way up. Heat over medium high heat until a tiny ball of dough placed in the oil bubbles up immediately.Be careful not to over heat the oil, or the donuts will brown too quickly and will not cook through the inside.Stretch three balls of dough at a time into rustic, oblong shapes and poke a hole in the middle. Keep the rest of the dough balls covered to prevent them from drying out and forming a skin.Fry three donuts at a time, turning over with tongs when deep golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel, and sprinkle with sugar while they’re still hot, and enjoy.Check out my blog for more recipes
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    Lebanese Lentils Recipe

    Prep Time 40 min. Total Time 3hr. 40 min. Servings 6 servingsToss cooked lentils with onions, mint, and more for a unique lentils recipe! Serve our Lebanese Lentils Recipe in red pepper halves for added flair.What You Need1 cup dry lentils3/4 cup chopped red peppers1/3 cup chopped red onions2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint6 Tbsp. olive oil6 Tbsp. HEINZ Balsamic Vinegar2 cloves garlic, minced1 pkg. (4 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta CheeseMake It1. Place lentils in medium saucepan. Add enough water to pan to cover lentils by 2 inches. Cook on medium heat 30 min. or until lentils are tender; drain. Add peppers, onions and mint; mix lightly. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.2. Combine oil, vinegar and garlic. Pour over lentil mixture; mix lightly.3. Add cheese; toss lightly.Check out my blog for more recipes
  6. This is a simple to make aromatic scrambled eggs with garlic dish.Garlic Eggs Ingredients (2 servings)4 eggs10-15 garlic leaves (about 10 inches each)Salt to taste2-3 teaspoons of Olive oil (or vegetable oil)Garlic Eggs Preparation Method (15 minutes)1. Rinse then chop garlic leaves into pieces of about 1/2 inch2. Lightly fry them with a bit of oil for about 5-7 minutes3. Add eggs and salt to taste, scramble for 3-4 more minutes4. Serve hot with a side of pita bread and tomatoes/mintPreparation time: 5 minute(s)Cooking time: 15 minute(s)Diet type: VegetarianDiet tags: High proteinNumber of servings (yield): 2Culinary tradition: Middle EasternCopyright © Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen.Check out my blog for more recipes
  7. “Mudardara” is a traditional vegetarian Lebanese dish made with lentils and rice, and garnished with caramelized onions. It is delicious, healthy, simple to make and not to forget, frugal.In North Lebanon, we call the “Mudardara” as “Mujaddara w Riz” ie, Mujaddara with rice. And if we were to go all out on our “shmeli” North Lebanon accent, we call it “Mjaddra” or “Mjaddro”… 🙂 This amazing dish goes well with tangy salads, such as the Fattoush Salad and a side of Greek yogurt.Lentils and Rice Mudardara Ingredients (4 servings)2 cups of lentils1 and 1/4 cups of long grain rice4 medium onions, caramelized1/2 teaspoon of salt5 cups of water1/3 cup of oil for frying (coconut or vegetable)1 Table spoon of olive oilPreparation Method (60 minutes)1. Rinse the lentils with cold water and remove any apparent debris.2. Add the lentils to a pot filled with 5 cups of water, bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until lentils are tender.3. Add rice, salt and the olive oil to the pot and stir well. You may need to add 1/2 cup of water if a lot of water had evaporated already. Cover and let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.4. Meanwhile, peel and chop the onions lengthwise and fry them in 1/4 cup of coconut or vegetable oil, for about 20 minutes or until they’re caramelized (dark brown). Strain onions to remove excess oil once done and set aside.5. Once rice has fully cooked, mix it well, then pour it in your serving plate and garnish it with the caramelized onions. Please note that you could also mix the caramelized onions with the rice and lentils while they have about 10 minutes left in cooking.6. Serve cold (preferably) with an optional side of plain/Greek yogurt.Preparation time: 5 minute(s)Cooking time: 55 minute(s)Diet type: VegetarianNumber of servings (yield): 4Culinary tradition: Middle EasternCopyright © Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen.Check out my blog for more recipes
  8. Ingredients Yoghurt Bread Dough 250 g (9 oz) minced lamb, not too lean 1 tomato, seeded and finely diced 1 small purple onion, finely diced 1⁄3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely shredded 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 red bullet chill, seeded and finely diced 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses Salt and pepper Preparation Don’t buy lamb mince from the supermarket for this recipe as it’s far too fatty. You don’t want the lamb to be too lean, however. Ask the butcher for leg lamb with some fat, but no sinews. Prepare the dough. Preheat the oven to its highest temperature. To prepare the filling, place the mince on a large chopping board and put all the other ingredients, except for the salt and pepper, on top. Use a large knife to chop and mix everything together until well combined. It should be the consistency of a fine paste. Season with salt and pepper. Roll dough out into rounds of 10 cm (4 in) in diameter and brush with olive oil. Smear the mix thinly over the rounds and bake for 3 minutes. Created by Greg Malouf Recipe from Saha by Greg and Lucy Malouf, with photographs by Matt Harvey. Published by Hardie Grant Books.Check out my blog for more recipes
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    Baked lamb kibbeh 2 recipe

    0:30 Prep | 0:30 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooksKibbeh is a traditional Lebanese dish made with minced beef, burghul and onion.INGREDIENTS1 cup burghul (cracked wheat)1/4 cup olive oil1 garlic clove, crushed600g lamb mince1 medium brown onion, finely chopped1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted1 teaspoon ground allspice2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves1/2 teaspoon sumacPlain yoghurt, to serveLebanese bread, to serveLemon wedges, to serveMETHODStep 1 Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Lightly grease a 19cm x 29cm slice pan. Place burghul in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 15 minutes. Drain through a fine sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove any excess moisture.Step 2 Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, 200g of the mince and half the onion. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mince has browned. Stir in pine nuts and half the allspice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool completely.Step 3 Place remaining mince and onion in a large bowl. Add burghul, coriander, sumac, remaining allspice and 1/4 cup cold water. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix well for 1 to 2 minutes or until combined. Press half the mixture over base of prepared pan. Top evenly with cooked mince mixture. Drop spoonfuls of remaining uncooked mince mixture over filling. Using wet hands, smooth top to enclose filling. Using a wet knife, cut through surface of kibbeh to form diamond shapes. Brush kibbeh with remaining oil.Step 4 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Serve with yoghurt, bread, lemon and salad (see note).NOTESServe with a salad of diced tomato, cucumber, avocado and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Top with coriander leaves.Author: Cathie Lonnie Image credit: Guy Bailey Publication: Super Food IdeasCheck out my blog for more recipes
  10. 0:10 Prep | 0:10 Cook | 2 Servings | Capable cooksCrisp Lebanese bread is the base for these cheesy and zesty fried eggs.INGREDIENTS2 teaspoons almond dukkah1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil4 fresh eggs2 Lebanese bread60g feta, crumbled1 tablespoon shredded fresh mintLemon wedges, to serveMETHODStep 1 Combine dukkah and rind in a bowl.Step 2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Crack the eggs, 1 at a time, into pan. Cook, tilting pan and spooning a little of the hot oil over yolks occasionally, for 5 minutes for soft yolks or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.Step 3 Use paper towel to wipe the pan to remove excess oil. Add 1 bread to the pan and cook for 1 minute each side or until warmed through. Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with the remaining bread.Step 4 Top the bread with eggs. Sprinkle with the dukkah mixture. Crumble over feta. Top with mint. Serve with lemon wedges.Author: Michelle Southan Image credit: Mark O'Meara Publication: Australian Good TasteCheck out my blog for more recipes
  11. 0:14 Prep | 0:06 Cook | 4 Servings | EasyEnjoy Middle Eastern flavours with these lamb skewers served with hummus and cauliflower salad.INGREDIENTS1/4 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve2/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley650g lamb leg steaks, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces800g cauliflower, cut into small florets1 teaspoon sumac400g can lentils, drained, rinsed2 tablespoons lemon juice1/3 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt100g tub hummus dip1/4 cup frozen pomegranate seeds, thawed (see note)4 Lebanese bread, to serveLemon wedges, to serveMETHODStep 1 Combine the allspice, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon parsley and lamb in a bowl. Thread lamb onto 8 skewers. Combine cauliflower, sumac and remaining oil in a bowl.Step 2 Heat a greased barbecue grill and hotplate on medium-high heat. Cook skewers on grill for 3 minutes each side for medium, or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate.Step 3 Meanwhile, cook cauliflower on hotplate, turning, for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender and beginning to char. Transfer to a bowl. Add lentils, lemon juice and remaining parsley to cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.Step 4 Combine yoghurt and hummus in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spread hummus mixture onto serving plates. Top with skewers and cauliflower mixture. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and drizzle with extra oil. Serve with Lebanese bread and lemon wedges.NOTESYou'll need 8 pre-soaked bamboo skewers for this recipe.Frozen pomegranate seeds can be found at most supermarkets. You can use fresh pomegranate instead if it's in season.Author: Claire Brookman Publication: Super Food IdeasCheck out my blog for more recipes
  12. 0:30 Prep | 0:50 Cook | 6 Servings | Capable cooksGarlic takes centre-stage in this succulent barbecued lamb recipe.INGREDIENTS1.5kg boned lamb shoulder2 teaspoons allspice1/3 cup olive oil1 baby cos lettuce heart, trimmed, leaves separated400g tomato medley mix, halved1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, sliced1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced1/2 cup torn fresh mint leaves1/4 cup lemon juiceLebanese bread, warmed, to serveLEBANESE GARLIC SAUCE6 garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped1 teaspoon sea salt1/4 cup lemon juice1 egg white1 cup rice bran oil2 tablespoons iced waterMETHODStep 1 Place lamb in a shallow glass or ceramic dish. Add allspice and 1/4 cup oil. Rub to coat lamb all over. Cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours, if time permits.Step 2 Make Lebanese garlic sauce: Place garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a food processor. Process, scraping down sides often, until garlic is finely chopped. Add egg white. Process until smooth. With motor operating, gradually add half the oil in a slow steady stream. Then gradually add remaining lemon juice in a slow steady stream, followed by remaining oil. Gradually add iced water. Process until mixture is white and fluffy. Spoon into a bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until required.Step 3 Preheat a barbecue chargrill (with hood) on medium-low. Cook lamb, fat-side down, for 15 minutes. Turn lamb. Cook, with barbecue hood closed, for 30 to 35 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil. Stand for 10 minutes.Step 4 Combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion and mint in a bowl. Place lemon juice and remaining oil in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Secure lid. Shake to combine. Drizzle dressing over salad. Toss to combine.Step 5 Slice lamb. Serve with salad, Lebanese bread and garlic sauce.NOTESCook's note: The garlic sauce makes double the amount you'll need, but can't be halved because of the egg white.Lebanese garlic sauce: This Lebanese garlic sauce is known as toum, the Arabic word for garlic. It's particularly good with chicken, but also works with meat and vegetables.Preparation time excludes 2 hours refrigeration time.Author: Claire Brookman Image credit: Andrew Young Publication: Super Food IdeasCheck out my blog for more recipes
  13. 0:10 Prep | 0:20 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooksThis vegetarian recipe is great as a side dish or work lunch.INGREDIENTS1/2 cauliflower, cut into florets2 teaspoons sumac1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil3 brown onions1 1/2 cups white long-grain rice2 1/2 cups Massel vegetable liquid stock400g can lentils, drained, rinsed20g butter1 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt1 garlic clove, crushed1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leavesFresh coriander leaves, to serveMETHODStep 1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place cauliflower, sumac and 2 teaspoons oil in a roasting dish. Toss to coat. Season. Roast for 20 minutes or until golden and tender.Step 2 Meanwhile, finely chop 1 onion. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add rice. Stir. Add stock and lentils. Season. Bring to the boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender.Step 3 Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining onions. Heat butter and remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden and caramelised. Combine yoghurt and garlic in a small bowl. Season.Step 4 Fluff rice with fork. Add cauliflower mixture and coriander. Gently toss to combine. Transfer to large serving plate. Top with caramelised onion and coriander leaves. Serve with garlic yoghurt.Author: Lucy Nunes Image credit: Jeremy Simons, Andrew Young & Craig Wall Publication: Super Food IdeasCheck out my blog for more recipes
  14. Here's a great dish for chickpea lovers! This quick and easy recipe is the same as our Foule recipe, except instead of fava beans we use chickpeas. Enjoy this warm chickpea salad with toasted or non-toasted pita bread or alone!​Ingredients:Chickpeas - 1 16 oz. can (you can add more or less beans)Garlic - 1 large clove, minced and saltedParsley - 1/2 cup finely choppedLemon juice - half of a lemon (or more if you like a lemony taste)Olive oil - 2 tablespoonsSaltPepperInstructions:1. Add chickpeas and juice (drain some of the liquid from can before adding to pot) to a small pot and heat on medium low. Bring to boil (3-5 minutes)​2. In a bowl, add minced garlic, boiled beans and broth, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and a few dashes of salt and pepper. Toss and enjoy!Optional: garnish with toasted pine nuts. Sahtan! :)Check out my blog for more recipes
  15. Here's a simple and easy recipe for a warm fava bean salad! This vegetarian dish makes a great snack, appetizer, or a healthy lunch or dinner. It's delicious with toasted and non-toasted pita bread or even on it's own. Enjoy!Ingredients:Fava beans (Foule Mudammas) - 1 16 oz. can (you can add more or less beans)Garlic - 1 large clove, minced and saltedParsley - 1/2 cup finely choppedLemon juice - half of a lemon (or more if you like a lemony taste)Olive oil - 2 tablespoonsSaltPepper Instructions:1. Add fava beans and juice from the can to a small pot and heat on medium low. Bring to boil (3-5 minutes)2. In a bowl, add minced garlic, boiled beans and broth, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and a few dashes of salt and pepper. Toss and enjoy!Optional: garnish with toasted pine nuts! Sahtan! :)Check out my blog for more recipes