Menus

Please browse below for examples of menus and dishes I can provide for your event. These are flexible and can be tweaked to suit preferences and dietary requirements. For inquiries and further information, please contact me at info@salamatea.org.

Finger Food / Mezze 

  • Felafels
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmeh) with Rice & Lentils
  • Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mast Bademjun)
  • Beetroot Dip (Mast Laboo)
  • 3-Herb Yogurt (Dadami) Dip
  • Golpar-Spiced Olive Dip (Zeytoon Parvardeh)
  • Pan-Fried Potato Patties (Potato Kuku)
  • Deep-Fried Spiced-Potato Pockets (Samboose)
  • Persian Cocktail-Sausage “Hot-Dogs” (Koktel Panir)

Wedding Picnic

Formal / Sit Down Dinner 

  • Herbed Saffron Rice with Broad Beans (Baghali Polow)
  • Saffron Rice with Pistachios & Barberries (Zereshk Polow)
  • Tomato-Saffron Rice with Green Beans (Lubia Polow)
  • Plain Saffron Rice (Berenj Saffron)
  • Smoky Eggplant & Yogurt Whey Dip (Kashk Bademjun)
  • Lamb Stew with Lentils (Gheymeh Bademjun) topped with Charred Tomato & Eggplant
  • Lamb Stew with Red Kidney Beans, Herbs, Persian Dried Limes (Ghormeh Sabzi)
  • Chicken-Pomegranate-Walnut Stew (Fesenjun)
  • Shaved Cucumber Salad with Sliced Almonds, Pomegranate & Feta (Khiar Panir)
  • Persian Potato Salad (Salad-e Olivieh)
  • Cherry-Tomato Pomegranate Salad (Tompom Salad)
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing (Gol Kalam)

Sit Down Dinner

Vegetarian

  • Felafels
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmeh) with Rice & Lentils
  • Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mast Bademjun)
  • Beetroot Dip (Mast Laboo)
  • 3-Herb Yogurt (Dadami) Dip
  • Deep-Fried Spiced-Potato Pockets (Samboose)
  • Shaved Cucumber Salad with Sliced Almonds, Pomegranate & Feta (Khiar Panir)
  • Cherry-Tomato Pomegranate Salad (Tompom Salad)
  • Herbed Saffron Rice with Broad Beans (Baghali Polow)
  • Saffron Rice with Pistachios & Barberries (Zereshk Polow)
  • Tomato-Saffron Rice with Green Beans (Lubia Polow)
  • Plain Saffron Rice (Berenj Saffron)
  • Smoky Eggplant & Yogurt Whey Dip (Kashk Bademjan)
  • Tofu-Pomegranate-Walnut Stew (Fesenjun)
  • Vegetable Kebabs (Kabab Sabzijat)
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing (Gol Kalam)

Vegetarian Lunch Function

Vegan

  • Felafels
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmeh) with Rice & Lentils
  • Deep-Fried Spiced-Potato Pockets (Samboose)
  • Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mast Bademjun)
  • Cherry-Tomato Pomegranate Salad (Tompom Salad)
  • Tofu-Pomegranate-Walnut Stew (Fesenjun)
  • Smoky Eggplant & Vegan Yogurt Dip (Kashk Bademjan)
  • Herbed Saffron Rice with Broad Beans (Baghali Polow)
  • Saffron Rice with Pistachios & Barberries (Zereshk Polow)
  • Tomato-Saffron Rice with Green Beans (Lubia Polow)
  • Plain Saffron Rice (Berenj Saffron)
  • Shaved Cucumber Salad with Sliced Almonds, Pomegranate & (Optional) Vegan Feta (Khiar Panir)
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini-Soy-Yogurt Dressing (Gol Kalam)

Chicken Stew / Fesenjun – Photography by Bernard Gueit bernard@bernardgueitstudios.com

Meat Lovers

  • Lamb Stew with Lentils (Gheymeh Bademjun) topped with Charred Tomato & Eggplant
  • Lamb Stew with Red Kidney Beans, Herbs, Persian Dried Limes (Ghormeh Sabzi)
  • Lamb mixed in with Tomato-Saffron-Green-Bean-Rice (Lamb Lubia Polow)
  • Chicken-Pomegranate-Walnut Stew (Fesenjun)

Sweets 

  • Persian Halva
  • Persian Baklava, with Pistachios & Saffron-Rosewater Syrup
  • Persian Saffron Rice Pudding (Shole Zard)
  • Persian Date Cake (Ranginak)
  • Persian Bliss Balls – Spiced Protein Balls with Walnuts & Tahini

Persian Beverages / Teas*

  • Sour Cherry Tea (Albaloo Tea)
  • Mint Tea (Naana Tea)
  • Saffron Tea
  • *please provide own thermos for take-away

Persian Pistachio Baklava

Persian Date-&-Nut Bliss Balls – Photography by David Cutter (https://www.instagram.com/DaveJahVou/)

Persian Walnut Baklava
Persian Date-&-Nut Bliss Balls