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Last Updated : Nov 06,2019



लॅबनीस् शाकाहारी व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Lebanese recipes in Hindi)
લેબેનીસ્ વ્યંજન, શાકાહારી લેબનીઝ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Lebanese recipes in Gujarati)

Lebanese Recipes, Vegetarian Lebanese Recipe

Lebanese Recipes. Vegetarian Lebanese Recipes. A cuisine from the Mediterranean, Lebanese food is unique, with different types of breads, accompaniments, and so on. It uses a lot of starchy ingredients, veggies, whole grains and fruits, not to forget olive oil and garlic. One of the most famous Lebanese dishes is Hummus, a unique accompaniment, which is enjoyed with Pita Bread, Falafel, Fattoush, etc.

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Dates being common in that region, it is used in not only desserts like Chocolate and Date Mousse, but also in some savoury dishes like Date and Rice Pilaf. Lebanese cuisine also has some traditional sweets like Baklava, making which is an art that requires practice! The section provides you an opportunity to browse and learn to make innumerable Lebanese dishes.

If you master basic Lebanese recipes like the tahini paste or the Baharat (Lebanese spice mix) we are sure you will be able to whip up an array of delights like a pro chef.

Lebanese Dips

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Dips and Falafel with an array of Lebanese breads are all-time favorites, enjoyed by people of all nationalities. Garlicky dips, especially the Hummus made with Kabuli chana, are quite popular. You can even make myriad of hummus by adding or substituting ingredients. Here are some of my favorite hummus recipes :

1. Tandoori Hummus

2. Black bean Hummus

3. Herbed Hummus

{ad2}Apart from hummus, there is Baba Ganoush, made by combining roasted brinjals with olive oil, garlic, tahini paste and lemon juice. The Tzatziki Dip is a curd-based dip made with hung curds and cucumber, flavoured with garlic and dill leaves.

Shatta, often eaten with appetizers, is a simple dip made with coriander, garlic and herbs. It is also served atop salads and served with breads and starters.

Lebanese breads

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The whole wheat pita bread are similar to Indian roti. Just that they are made using yeast so, they get fluffy on baking. When cut into two, these oblong breads are opened to make pita pockets. Pita pockets can be stuffed with various ingredients like hummus, pickled vegetables, falafel etc,. to make wholesome starters.

You can even cut pita bread into long strips, brush with herbed butter and bake them to make lip-smacking Herbed Pita Strips . Lavash is another Mediterranean delight made by baking plain flour triangles till crisp.

Vegetarian Lebanese Recipes, Appetizers

Apart from kebabs being popular appetizers, the Mediterranean mezze platter is one of the popular dish. It consists of various dips, breads, pickled vegetables, olives, etc. Also, Sambousek which are similar to Indian samosa but, stuffed with meat are famous appetizers. We have come up with a vegetarian version, try the Spinach and Cheese Sambousek, that are extremely delicious and easy to make.

Appetizers like Spinach Tahini Wraps and Paneer and Broken Wheat Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pocket are healthy. You can munch upon them guilt-free.

Vegetarian Lebanese Recipes, Maincourse

Lebanese cuisine has varied dishes to offer, across all the courses of a meal. For vegetarians, main course consists of stew/curry along with pita bread and rice. The rice dishes make use of rich ingredients like saffron. Served with Mixed Vegetable Curry, the Saffron Rice offers an exquisite experience, which you will relish and remember forever. Broken wheat is used to make a traditional salad called Tabbouleh, which is healthy and at the same time very tasty as well.

Small pieces of pita bread are also added to dishes like the fattoush salad, mixed vegetable curry to perk up the texture.

The Lebanese repertoire also has some traditional desserts like Baklava, and unique beverages like the Apple Tea and Ayran.

Lebanese cuisine is popular because you can easily replicate the recipes at home. The ingredients used are common and readily available.

Happy Cooking!

Enjoy our Lebanese Vegetarian Recipes and other Lebanese Recipes articles below.

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18 Lebanese Appetizers Recipes
Lebanese Basic Recipes
Lebanese Beverages Recipes
Lebanese Breads Recipes
Lebanese Desserts Recipes
27 Lebanese Dips Recipes
Lebanese Rice Delicacies Recipes
14 Lebanese Salads Recipes
Lebanese Soups Recipes
Lebanese Vegetables Recipes


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Herbed Pita Strips
Recipe# 22707
04 Feb 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect finger food for parties, or just an evening spent over chips, dips and tea with friends. Herbed Pita Strips are crispy, buttery, spicy, herby and garlicky, all at one go, which makes them appealing to people with varied tastes. This makes it a great choice for parties. Serve with an assort ....
Muhhamarra (  Lebanese)
Recipe# 22582
21 Jan 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This spicy, nutty walnut and red chilli paste that is a little like humus in texture. It makes an unusual dip.
Borek
Recipe# 38463
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yes these are the all-time-favourite baked potatoes which are spiced with the traditional baharat powder to let the recipe find place in this book. Spinach is not added in the original baked potatoes, but here it imparts a flavor liked by the lebanese thus it is included.
Spinach and Nut Salad
Recipe# 22595
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A salad that is nutty enough to leave you asking for more. The combination of walnuts with a tangy dressing and bland spinach leaves is quite a creation to try out.
Khyaar Bi Leban, Cucumber and Yogurt Dip
Recipe# 22581
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy dip made with cucumber and curds, perked up with mint, pepper and garlic, Khyaar Bi Leban is one of the vegetarian favourites of Middle Eastern cuisine. While it is mostly served as a refreshing dip for Pita Bread or ot ....
Paneer and Broken Wheat Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pocket
Recipe# 4825
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat pita pockets stuffed with innovative and nutrient-packed patties made of paneer and broken wheat, and laced with a tangy dressing, this is a nourishing, filling and exotic snack! The use of whole wheat flour and broken wheat for preparing Nutritious Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets en ....
Baklava
Recipe# 6512
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A rich mixture of walnuts, figs, apricots, dates, honey and cinnamon is filled into rectangular samosa patti strips and sealed with a cornflour paste and deep-fried. Drizzle generously with honey and serve these sticky baklavas hot!
Nutty Caramel Cigars
Recipe# 22610
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp rolls with a date and nut stuffing, deep-fried and served with hot caramel sauce drizzled over it.
Jowar Pita Pockets ( Folic Acid and Zinc Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35083
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Falafels in an Indian and healthier avatar! Jowar contains zinc that is a great immune booster, folic acid that is a blood synthesizer. These multi-nutrient
Tomato Vermicelli Soup
Recipe# 22590
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn't love tomatoes? Yes, this cuisine also has its own version of tomato soup which has an addition of thin noodles. Quick to prepare, the soup is seasoned with freshly ground pepper that makes it ideal for winter
Lebanese Sizzler
Recipe# 22602
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent falafel patties combined with bean and spinach rice topped with hot sauce and vegetables are assembled to give you a sizzling extravagance.
Baklava ( Lebanese Recipe)
Recipe# 22608
21 Jan 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
World famous dessert from middle eastern countries. Each country in this region has its own recipe for baklava. There are many combinations and variations for this sinfully calorie laden dessert. Samosa pattis have been used instead of the filo pastry as the latter is not easily available in india.
Mediterranean Pizza, Lebanese Pizza
Recipe# 1818
14 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A very unusual pizza made with Pita bread as its base, the Mediterranean Pizza replaces pizza sauce with a luscious and pungent chilli garlic hummus. The strong flavour of garlic and the earthy flavour of kabuli chana act as a wonderful base for typical pizza toppings like olives, capsicum, onio ....
Borëk
Recipe# 22600
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yes, these are the all-time-favourite baked potatoes which are spiced with the traditional baharat powder to let the recipe find place in this book. Spinach is not added in the original baked potatoes, but here it imparts a flavour liked by the Lebanese thus it is included.
Stuffed Zucchini
Recipe# 22601
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A continental recipe which has been customized with ingredients like pine nuts, parsley and mint leaves to transform into a Lebanese delicacy. Instead of zucchini you can try using bottle gourd or cucumber.
Stuffed Tomato with Rice and Paneer Stuffing
Recipe# 22599
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A rare combination of tomatoes with dry fruits. The rich dry fruit stuffing is assembled in tomato shells and baked till the shells are soft and moist to bite into. If using large tomatoes, cut them lengthwise and scoop the halves to stuff the mixture.
Spinach and Lentil Soup
Recipe# 22589
21 Jan 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As we know Lebanese food is very much healthy and nutritious, this is one such light on the stomach soup from their cuisine. With no calories but only goodness of red lentils and spinach the soup is a dieter's delight.
Fried Baklava
Recipe# 4736
23 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is a quick version of the traditional Lebanese sweet, which is made with layers of phylo pastry and dry fruits. Traditionally this is a baked dessert but I have made a deep-fried version that is just as delicious.
Baba Ghanouj ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4927
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
There's definitely more to lebanese cuisine than 'hummus'. Brinjals, sesame, curds and garlic combine together to make this delectable middle-eastern dip. After tasting this dip people will definitely strike brinjals off their do-not-like vegetable list.
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