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Recipes With Course: Mezze

Salad of mashed potatoes – Batata Mutabbaleh

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This is another Lebanese recipe, unusual in its form but so tasty and simple to make. When I first prepared this dish for my British husband, he was surprised that it had to be eaten cold or at room temperature and not pipping hot😊! It is served as a side ...

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Spinach Fatayer (Lebanese Turnovers)

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Fatayers in Lebanon and in the Levant are savoury turnovers or little pies filled with a variety of ingredients such as spinach, other greens, cheese, meat…They are staples of the Lebanese cuisine. The spinach Fatayer which has the form of a triangle is the most popular one and also part ...

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Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard & Wine Leaves (Or Cabbage Leaves)

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This is a very nice vegan/vegetarian dish, perfect as a starter or a main dish. Usually this version is part of the Lebanese mezze and is eaten at room temperature. If you are using Swiss chard: wash the leaves, remove their stalks then blanch them by plunging them into a ...

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How to Make Labneh (Creamy Yogurt Cheese) and How to Use it

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No one knows exactly when Labneh was first created but it has been eaten in the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine…) for thousands of years. Labneh is made from strained yogurt which is made from either cow or goat or sheep milk. Greek yogurt is strained, but not as much as ...

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Cooked Spinach with Tarator (Tahini Sauce)

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I had this idea recently to mix Spinach with Tarator sauce to make my husband eat it without grudging, and change from the classic “spinach & cream” and other recipes. I am glad to tell you that he really liked it! He said that it tasted like Mutabbal (baba Ghanouj)! ...

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Itch – Armenian Bulgur Salad aka Armenian Tabbouleh

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Armenian cuisine is connected to the geographical dispersion of its people. On their exodus, the Armenian diaspora picked new ingredients, new flavours and added them to their original homeland cooking. Thousands of Armenians arrived to Lebanon, when the Ottoman Empire started the massacre of their people, between 1915 and 1917. ...

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Cauliflower Florets in Tomato Sauce

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To change from the steamed or boiled cauliflower, You can prepare this very healthy vegetable with tomato sauce. To obtain the right taste, you need to fry the cauliflower florets. The best is to airfry with 1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil. If you don’t have an airfryer then ...

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Butter Beans Salad

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This is my version of this Lebanese style beans salad. Butter Beans (also known as Lima beans) are large, flat and white dried beans. It’s difficult to find fresh butter beans (and hence the use of dried beans). They have a buttery texture and are a good source of fiber, ...

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Mashed Potato and Spinach Salad

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This dish is inspired from an existing Lebanese dish made with mashed potatoes and dressed as a salad. Although it might seem unusual to have mashed potato, mixed with spinach, as a salad, it is really tasty! And the extra fibre from the spinach makes this dish more colourful and ...

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Unbaked Potato Kebbeh – Mashed Potatoes and Burghul (Bulgur)

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Kebbeh is generally made with mince meat and Burghul. The 2 famous Lebanese Kebbeh are: the raw meat Kebbeh and the baked one. But if you want a vegetarian or vegan Kebbeh then follow this recipe. It is also eaten either unbaked or baked! My recipe uses the same ingredients ...

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