Our Arab Breakfast (With Gluten Free Option) Recipe

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  1. Heat water & cardamom pods covered in a pot until boiling.
  2. Drop in tea bags and simmer covered for about 1 1/2 minutes add sugar to taste along with the cream and keep simmering and adjusting cream to your desired amount not worrying about the fat content, only the taste :) This is called breakfast tea or you could use, Afghan Tea - an Authentic Family Recipe. Serve in regular tea cup/mugs.
  3. Now slice the haloumi cheese into thick slices and rinse with water. Do not dry.
  4. Place the flour on a flat surface and dip each piece of haloumi cheese to coat all sides in a light fashion. You may use just half the package.
  5. Heat the olive oil on medium high and fry cheese slices until lightly golden reducing the heat as needed.
  6. Remove to a plate and place halved lemon around it to squeeze on top while eating.
  7. Place butter, cheeses, gourmet olives, hummus drizzled with some extra virgin olive oil, the fruits (lovely sprinkled with orange blossom water & sugar if needed if wished) on their own plates or in bowls.
  8. Lay this all out on a low table or blanket/newspapers on the floor. This is both traditional and Islamic to sit on the floor while eating.
  9. Lay out spoons for the fruit and heat the bread until warm with your preferred method just before serving.
  10. Scoop up cheeses etc in bread pulled in half. (That's the way to do it traditionally) I serve rice crackers to as we are gluten free.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 147.43 Kcal (617 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.15g 16%
Cholesterol 20.34mg 7%
Sodium 56.96mg 2%
Potassium 33.23mg 1%
Total Carbs 12.93g 4%
Sugars 2.84g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 3%
Protein 1.61g 3%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 24.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 106.9 Kcal (448 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.36g 16%
Cholesterol 14.74mg 7%
Sodium 41.3mg 2%
Potassium 24.1mg 1%
Total Carbs 9.37g 4%
Sugars 2.06g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.47g 3%
Protein 1.17g 3%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 17.4mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.7
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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