Last Updated on July 17, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi
Monday: Stuffed zucchini boats are so simple and the perfect way to start the week on the right foot. Make these with a simple salad or horiatiki salad for a fresh element and some Arabic rice pilaf or yellow rice. If you have kids, this meal is super kid friendly as well!
Tuesday: Chicken shawarma. This really is the best chicken shawarma that will enter into your four walls. Make these in a sandwich form with a tortilla or shrak bread, over a salad or with some fries. Either way, this is the most amazing chicken marinade!
Wednesday: Mediterranean shrimp with tomatoes and feta. This meal is just amazing. If you haven’t made it yet, try it this week! I promise you’ll be so happy you did. Keep things in the same Greek family with a horiatiki salad and a Greek rice pilaf or enjoy it with a nice crispy baguette. Either way, all you need is about 25 minutes and you’re golden!
Thursday: Chicken fajitas are always a good idea. Grab some tortillas, avocados, cilantro, fresh salsa and some tortilla chips to enjoy this meal with! *Chefs kiss*
Friday: Loubia bil Zeit is the way to go! This new vegetarian weeknight recipe is the most amazing long bean and tomato stew. I find long beans at my local Asian or Middle Eastern grocery store, but they can sometimes be found in my traditional grocery store as well. If you can’t find them, fresh green beans also work – I would just suggest taking off the stringy portion on the side.
Saturday: In N Out style burgers! We just got a Blackstone griddle and I’ve been making just about everything on it. You can pretty much guarantee I’ll be outside every other day cooking up something new out there, including these amazing burges!
Dessert: Apricot mabrousheh. These simple jam bars will be perfect as a little treat throughout the week. Switch up the jam to your favorite one or even mix a couple – I love mixing apricot and rose jams. But a berry jam would be delicious in here as well!
Breakfast: Fatiyet hummus! Delicious traditional hummus topped with a spiced beef or lamb, toasted pita bread and some toasted pine nuts or almonds. This is typically eaten as a meal as part of a Sunday breakfast. We love this with olives, pickles, pickled turnips, shatta (Arab hot sauce), eggs, fried cheese. You know, the works! Comment below if you’d like to see a post about a traditional Arabic breakfast – my absolute favorite kind of breakfast food!