Baba Ghanouj Roasted eggplant, tahini, spices
Baklava A rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
Chelo Kabob Koobide Ground beef and lamb skewer
Dolmadaes Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions, special herbs
Falafel A deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans.
Feta A brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece.
Gyros (Pronounced Yee-Ros) A Turkish dish made of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit.  It consists of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats roasted on a spit.
Hummus Puree of chick peas, tahini, lemon juice and spices
Joojeh Chicken skewers marinated in saffron sauce
Kabob Includes grilled, roasted, and stewed dishes of large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, in sandwiches, or in bowls.
Khoresh Bademjan Persian braised meat and eggplant
Moussaka An eggplant based dish of the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. The best known variation outside the region is the Greek one.
Persian Must o Khiar Yogurt cucumber rice
Shirazi A salad without lettuce; tomato, cucumber, onion and mint salad
Sholen Zard Rice, sugar, saffron, rosewater, pistachios, almond and cinnamon
Souvlaki A popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It may be served on the skewer for eating out of hand, in a pita sandwich with garnishes and sauces, or on a dinner plate
Spanakopita Cheese and spinach pie
Tahini Paste of ground sesame seeds used in cooking.
Tyropita Cheese pie
Tzatziki Sauce Made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, usually olive oil, pepper, sometimes lemon juice, and parsley.