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Recipes From Cuisine: Lebanese

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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Pilaf of Bulgur and Vegetables (Bulgur Abour)

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The Armenian name of this dish is Bulgur Abour. Bulgur is wheat which is boiled then dried and cracked. Therefore, when soaked, the bulgur does not need to be cooked to be soft. One cup of dry bulgur makes about 2 cups of soaked or cooked bulgur. For this pilaf ...

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Spinach with Fried Garlic and Caramelised Onions

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We already know that spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals which are essential To a healthy diet. It is a versatile vegetable as it can be eaten raw or cooked and is available fresh or frozen. The recipe herein is Inspired from a Lebanese recipe which includes green chicory ...

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Lentils, Swiss Chard and Lemon Soup – Adass Bi Hamod

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This Lebanese vegetarian/vegan soup is a meal on its own! You can eat it in winter, served warm, or in summer, served at room temperature or cold. It’s also a favourite dish during lent. It’s usually served with Lebanese flat bread and a side platter of spring onions, radishes, rocket, ...

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Butternut or Pumpkin Kebbeh (Butternut or Pumpkin Purée with Bulgur wheat)

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This is a vegan and vegetarian recipe par excellence! It’s delicious and nutritious! There are many other varieties of kebbeh in Lebanon. I have already posted another vegan/vegetarian kebbeh on my website, the potato kebbeh. And I have also posted the meat kebbeh, for meat eaters. This butternut/pumpkin kebbeh can ...

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Stuffed Courgettes, Aubergines and Peppers

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There are a variety of vegetables that can be stuffed with either minced meat or a mix of rice and minced meat; also with rice and herbs in the vegan/vegetarian version. In Lebanon the vegetables used are courgettes, aubergines, sweet peppers, cabbage leaves, vine leaves, Swiss chard leaves, tomatoes and ...

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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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Wild Dandelions Salad

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No it’s not a mistake, it’s really a salad recipe made with wild dandelions! In Lebanon, as a young girl, I used to go foraging for dandelions with our Lebanese neighbour who was my mother’s age and helped us sometimes with housework! Thanks to her, I also discovered other healthy ...

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