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Sunday Brunch: Kibbeh and Cucumber Salad

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

Kibbeh are common throughout the Middle East, generally made by mixing ground meat with bulgur and a host of seasonings. These torpedo-shaped meatballs come together quickly and make a stellar brunch, served with a quick cucumber salad and warm pita. A pot of mint tea is nice as well.

Feel free to make these kibbeh in a food processor (if you have one), just make sure to pulse the onion until it's fully broken down before you add the rest of the ingredients.

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Boston where she completed her graduate work in Gastronomy and Food Studies in 2009, after a Professional Chef diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Find more information at (or read

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