The 4th of July weekend is days away and summer grilling parties are in full swing. Here are a dozen delicious ideas for giving your outdoor party food a Middle Eastern twist.
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Keep your guests happy and snacking while you prepare the rest of the meal. These crunchy chickpeas are both healthy and addictive. Get the recipe here.
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Get the party started and take advantage of summer asparagus with this fresh bread salad. Get the recipe here.
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You can roast the beets ahead of time and then quickly assemble this rock star salad for your guests to dive into. Get the recipe here.
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This easy pizza recipe makes a great appetizer and uses naan bread so there's no need for the high heat of a pizza oven. Try it on the grill at your next cookout. Get the recipe here.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Potatoes are everybody's favorite side dish and these crispy cast iron potatoes can be made on the stovetop or on the grill!. Get the recipe here.
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Try throwing an outdoor party without serving pasta salad and you just may have a riot on your hands. This recipe gives the classic a fun new twist. Get the recipe here.
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Instead of grilled chicken, try offering this crunchy chicken salad as a great way to mix things up. Get the recipe here.
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Set up a DIY taco station that will be fun for your guests and make your job easy. Get the recipe here.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Lamb chops cook quickly and it's easy to make a lot for a crowd. Try them on the grill with this flavorful seasoning. Get the recipe here.
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Who doesn't love a grilled burger but try seasoning your ground beef with these spices first for a special treat. Get the recipe here.
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These cookies are a fun twist to the classic chocolate chip and their soft chewy textures makes them great even when baked ahead. Get the recipe here.
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What better way is there to close out an outdoor party than with bowls of sweet, cold ice cream. Try this sweet and salty treat sandwiched between two of the tahini cookies for a classic summer dessert. Get the recipe here.
Your friends will realize you don't just serve the same old boring picnic dishes after you've brought out these spiced and well seasoned Middle Eastern inspired summer dishes. Enjoy!