Syrian Lamb

8 Delicious Syrian-Style Mezza Recipes

One of the many highlights of Syrian food is mezza, a generous spread of small dishes, mostly eaten without cutlery, using flat bread, lettuce or vine leaves to scoop up dips or to wrap around portions of colourful salads. Syrian dishes are mainly focused around this mezza concept and key ingredients in Syrian recipes include garlic, lamb, rice, chickpeas, fava beans, lentils, cabbage, cauliflower, vine leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, mint, pistachios, honey and fruits.

Falafel balls

Falafel Balls

Chickpeas are loaded with dietary fibre and protein, along with important nutrients such as folate (vitamin B9), iron, zinc and magnesium. Falafels are the perfect addition to mezzplates, in wraps, tossed through salads or healthy veggie burgers.