Find easy Lebanese vegetarian and vegan recipes for eating healthy. Tens of vegetarian recipes with photos.
A garden fresh vegetable biryani, bursting with spices and beautiful in its simplicity!
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Get the Recipe: Mujadara, Lebanese lentils with caramelized onions
Get the Recipe: Lebanese Moussaka – Sauteed Eggplant – Musakka3at Batinjan
Get the Recipe: Green Beans and Olive Oil Saute – Loubieh Bi Zait
Get the Recipe: Vegetarian Stew of Okra – Bemieh
Green beans stew (loubyeh w rez)
Green beans or “loubyeh” are highly consumed in Lebanon and cooked in different recipes either with meat or vegetarian. Spring season announces pulses harvest such as green beans, broad beans, chickpeas and others, which may be consumed raw but also cooked.
Green bean stew can be prepared with or without meat, usually chopped in cubes. We bring you here the vegetarian version of it, served with rice on the side.
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Get the Recipe: Vegan Stuffed Veggies in Tomato Sauce
Tabouli Salad (Tabbouleh)
Tabouli salad or Tabbouleh is a simple salad of very finely chopped vegetables, lots of fresh parsley and bulgur wheat, all tossed with lime juice and olive oil.
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Fattoush (Lebanese “Crumbled Bread” Salad with Sumac and Pita Chips)
Fattoush is a Lebanese version of bread salad that includes crumbled pita chips, (fattoush means “crumbled bread” in Arabic) and all the ingredients are tossed with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing that’s seasoned with powdered Sumac. Sumac (soo-mack) has a slightly lemony flavor, and it’s the Sumac, the lemon, and the fresh herbs that really bump this salad up to something memorable you’ll want to make over and over.
Balila / Chickpea salad
You can vary on the recipe by replacing the chick pea with dried, small broad beans, in which case the dish is known as ful mudammas. If you choose to use broad beans, follow the same instructions as below but crush the beans lightly when you are mixing them in with the dressing.
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Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad
This Middle Eastern vegetable salad is a delicious vegetarian dish that is healthy, light and refreshing.
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Lebanese Mtabal Eggplant Salad
A dish of all season, refreshing in hot summer days, great companion of grills, and suitably appealing for your Christmas dinner celebration!
It is refreshing indeed, and delicious and nutritious. We love it with Lebanese Pita Bread, as a salad for grills, as a side dish or in the Mezza menu.
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Batenjen El Raheb
This salad is fantastic, a real celebration to the colors. It’s refreshing and filling.
Usually fried aubergine soak up a lot of oil. In this salad, we will just panggangan grill them to keep their flavor.
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Appetizers and Sides
Grape Leaves with Pomegranate Molasses
Grape leaves stuffed with vegetarian mix and cooked in a sour tangy sauce. It tastes sour because of the lemon Juice and the pomegranate molasses. Served cold as an appitizer.
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Spicy Lebanese potatoes (batata harra)
These Lebanese potatoes cast the baked spud in a whole new light. Crisp, spicy and fresh, they are the star of the show and should have their own accompaniments rather than being one themselves.
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Baba Ghannouj / Grilled Eggplant
Some tips to help you produce a superior Baba Ghannouj. Grilling the eggplants over an open fire will produce the smoky flavor that is so typical of this dish, though the smoky flavor will come through to a certain extent if you cook them under the grill in your oven. It is important to let the grilled flesh drain for a while to get rid of the excess liquid; and finally, once this done, you need to mash the flesh with the back of a fork to retain texture. The dip will be too smooth if you use a food a processor.
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This bulan rahmat serve more profitable potato dishes by using Knorr Mashed Potato; it is used in this Batata Muhamara recipe to create a twist but has many other applications e.g. in classic dishes like croquettes or cottage pie. Pomegranate molasses and walnuts complement the roasted capsicum in this recipe brilliantly. View full recipe below.
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Hummus is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.
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Falafel is a very delicious Middle-Eastern gourmet appetizer that has become popular in the West over the past several years. It’s made from a deep fried paste of chick peas, fava beans, and a mix of onions and different herbs and spices.
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Mezze is more than just food, it’s a way of life. Learn secrets to the art of grazing with this tasty recipe.
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Manakeesh/ Manoosheh is a popular Middle Eastern bread which is originally from Labanon.It is a version of arabic pita bread topped with the very delicious and flavourful spice blend -Zaatar. Zaatar is a blend of different spices like -thyme, oregano, sumac,coriander,toasted sesame seeds,Marjoram,cumin and salt.
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Lebanese Tomato Salsa (Banadurah Harrah)
An unusual spicy dip. Serve with fried eggplant, herby meat balls or just on its own with pita bread.
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Tahini sauce (Salatet tahina)
Tahini sauce is made from tahini – a sesame seed paste. Tahini sauce is thinner and used in pita sandwiches, marinades, and dips. Tahini sauce is very easy to make. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will keep for about two weeks.
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Darra – Lebanese Roasted Corn
Back home in Lebanon during the summer, one of the treats we had was when a funny little man would come to our village, setup his brazier with charcoal and sell Darra (Arabic for roasted corn). If you didn’t get there early, it was gone.
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Get the Recipe: Lebanese Noodles And Potatoes With Garlic
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Vegetarian Fasolia Beans Stew – Fasolia bi Zait
In Lebanon this dish is commonly known as “Fasolia at’aa” or “Fasolia bi zait” which translate to “vegetarian Fasolia” and “Fasolia with oil.”
Fasolia is a variety of red beans or pinto beans that you can commonly find in supermarkets. For this recipe pick the beans with tan/lighter color if possible, or as a second best pick red beans. And if you have control over it, pick beans that are new, and haven’t been stocked for a very long time.
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Get the Recipe: Fava Beans and Chard – Foul b Selek
Get the Recipe: Jabaliyeh Tomato seasoned with garlic & sumac
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Lebanese roast cauliflower and sweet potato casserole
Roast vegies and easy crispy spirals of Lebanese bread are the secret to this beautifully spiced Middle Eastern casserole. It’s easy to make up to 2 days in advance (see notes for instructions)
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Lemon, lentil and spinach soup
You will love this simple, hearty, healthy soup with the wonderful taste of the spinach and the lemon.
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Hearty Lebanese Whole Grains Stew – Makhlouta
Makhlouta is a traditional Lebanese stew made from at least 5 types of whole grains.
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