Armenian recipes hold a special place in my heart. As an Armenian-American, not only do they remind me of my culture, but they also remind me of some of my fondest childhood memories, of making these recipes with my dad and grandmother. Now, I love sharing my take on these traditional Armenian recipes with my family, and I know that you will love them too!
If you’re new to Armenian cooking, or just want to try a new, healthy twist on the recipe(s) that you love, then I’m excited to share with you these 7 Armenian Recipes That You Need to Try!
This bright and refreshing Armenian Cucumber & Tomato Salad is bright, delicious, and beloved by all! It’s perfect to eat as a snack on its own, or makes the perfect compliment to any kebab dish.
And if you’re looking for the perfect dish to serve alongside your cucumber & tomato salad, then look no further than these Beef Kofta Kebabs. These tender, hearty kebabs are packed with flavor, and when served alongside this creamy tzatziki sauce? It’s a true match made in heaven.
Perhaps the most well-known Armenian dish is Tabouleh, a bright, colorful salad that’s packed with herbs and tender bulgur. Of course, my take on this salad includes one of my all-time favorite ingredients: kale! This may not be your typical Tabouleh recipe, but it is absolutely delicious. I promise, you’re going to love it!
While Rice Pilaf has become more common in Western culture, did you know that it originated in Armenia? It’s true! This delightful rice dish is paired with thin noodles and comes together with only four ingredients, for a dish so good that it could easily be enjoyed on its own!
These cookies are a staple in Armenian households during the holiday season, but can truly be enjoyed all year round! They are tender, delicious, and made with a simple blend of flour, butter, and powdered sugar, for a cookie that truly melts in your mouth. These cookies always remind me of my grandmother’s house, and if you’ve ever spent time around an Armenian grandmother, then you’ll know this recipe!
This creamy, tomato-y, bulgur salad is traditionally served in Armenian households during Lent, when many Armenians give up eating meat. However, this salad is so delicious that it can truly be enjoyed anytime! I love to wrap this salad in grape leaves or romaine lettuce leaves to give it some more texture, but it can easily be enjoyed on its own.
This twist on the classic Tabouleh salad is completely grain-free, which means it’s perfect for those who are sensitive to gluten or grains! This salad is lighter and more refreshing than traditional Tabouleh, but don’t let that fool you – it is still delicious and jam-packed with flavor!
If you decide to make any of these recipes, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx