I could use some ideas for a first course. This is a casual, in-the-kitchen dinner for 5. I'm making lamb burgers with pistachios which will be served on chickpea pancakes with a greens/onion/mint salad and tahini yogurt sauce. I don't want to repeat those flavors by serving hummus or the like, but don't want to go off into the Italian tastes that are my default. Any ideas? It can be somewhat complicated but please no really obscure ingredients. Thanks in advance.