From Lebanon to Salt Lake City, Laziz brings traditional, authentic, old-world flavors to your kitchen!
Locally owned and run, Laziz is not yet two years old but has made a name by producing fabulous traditional Lebanese products. Derek and Moudi started in February of 2012 cooking weekly meals for a friend, and decided to try and sell hummus to their friends, family, and colleagues. Moudi moved to Utah from Lebanon in 2006 and embarked on a journey of preparing traditional Lebanese meals based on his cultural and family history. Derek is from South Jordan and shares Moudi's passion for healthy foods.
Their vision is to provide quality and healthy Middle Eastern food to the Utah community, and be a force for healthy eating habits. They want to make Middle Eastern food a staple in every kitchen; they take inspiration in the culinary creativity that naturally follows the melding of their traditional products with modern cuisine.
Hummus is an Arabic word that means garbanzo bean, and the dip commonly referred to as hummus is properly called Hummus Bi Tahini (garbanzo beans in tahini). Laziz hummus has six basic ingredients; garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, and water from the cooked garbanzos, and salt. They use dry garbanzo beans that are soaked for about 20 hours and cooked for close to 3 hours, extracting all the gassiness and most of the skins from the beans. The lemon juice is juiced in their kitchen from whole lemons, and the garlic is used as a whole clove. They take pride in crafting a traditional, oil free, and wholesome hummus using whole and natural ingredients, like their ancestors did.
Muhammara is an Arabic word meaning "reddened". It is a dip traditional to Syria, and is made of roasted red peppers, pomegranate molasses, and walnuts, infused with a mixture of spices. It is used as a dip like hummus, or can be used as a sauce for grilled meats and vegetables. It is most commonly consumed with lettuce. The olive oil used in Muhammara is extra virgin olive oil, and they are committed to using quality olive oil, and no other kind of oil.
Toum is Arabic for garlic, and it is the simplest, most delightful food to ever be (at least we think so). It is an infusion of garlic, lemon juice, pure olive oil, and salt. A fairly strong spread, but its uses are many. Toum can be used as a condiment for sandwiches or burgers, or can be used as an ingredient in cooking. It can be added to mashed potatoes; smeared over steaks, salmons, and any kind of meat; add to sauté veggies; use as a base for pastas, salads, and sauces; and best of all, just use as is smeared over cheese, bread, and veggies. Toum is one of those foods that you ever completely love, or completely dislike. If you are a garlic lover, we guarantee that you will LOVE toum! Toum is most traditionally used in Lebanon as a Shawarma (chicken sandwich) sauce.