1: 1. Hummus - creamy, garlicky dip made from chickpeas. 2. Falafel - fried balls of chickpeas or fava beans. 3. Tzatziki - refreshing yogurt and cucumber sauce.

2: 4. Moussaka - layers of eggplant, meat, and béchamel sauce. 5. Spanakopita - flaky phyllo dough filled with spinach and feta. 6. Shawarma - sliced meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie.

3: 7. Dolmas - grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs. 8. Paella - saffron-infused rice with seafood and meats. 9. Tabouleh - parsley salad with tomatoes, bulgur, and mint.

4: 10. Baklava - sweet pastry made with layers of phyllo and nuts. 11. Fattoush - Lebanese salad with vegetables and crispy pita. 12. Baba ghanoush - smoky eggplant dip with tahini and garlic.

5: 13. Kebabs - skewers of grilled meat and vegetables. 14. Calamari - fried or grilled squid rings. 15. Harira - Moroccan lamb and lentil soup.

6: 16. Ratatouille - stewed vegetables with herbs and olive oil. 17. Couscous - steamed semolina served with savory stew. 18. Kibbeh - Lebanese meatballs with bulgur and spices.

7: 19. Gazpacho - chilled tomato soup with peppers and cucumbers. 20. Saganaki - fried cheese served with lemon. 21. Mousakka - Middle Eastern dish with aubergine, tomato, and ground meat.

8: 22. Loubieh - Lebanese green beans stewed in tomato sauce. 23. Souvlaki - grilled meat skewers with pita and tzatziki. 24. Pita - soft, fluffy flatbread perfect for dipping.

9: 25. Pide - Turkish boat-shaped pizza with various toppings. 26. Baklava - layers of phyllo pastry with nuts and honey. 27. Raki - traditional Turkish aniseed-flavored alcoholic drink.

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