Mediterranean Pantry Quick Fixes

Ana Sortun of Oleana and Sofra in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is inspired by Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. Here, some of her pantry essentials.

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Bulgur

Use fine bulgur (labeled #1) instead of bread crumbs as a binder for dishes like meatballs.

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Dried Spearmint

Substitute dried spearmint for dried oregano in homemade tomato sauce.

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Lebneh or Greek Yogurt

Use instead of sour cream in soups, stews and rice dishes.

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Sumac Powder

Flavor salads with sumac (a tart and fruity dried berry) instead of lemon juice.

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Za’atar

Sprinkle za’atar—a mix of dried herbs, sesame seeds and sumac—on everything from pizza to roast chicken to cooked vegetables.

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Published July 2009

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