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Recipes from Ingredient: Tomato

Ladies’ Fingers or Okra in Tomato Sauce – Bemieh Bil Zeit

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This vegetable is also known as Gombo in West Africa. It has many health benefits such as vitamins A and C and is also a good source of magnesium. It’s a common ingredient in some creole and Cajun dishes. It’s not liked by everyone because of the “slime” that generates ...

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Eggplant and Lamb in Tomato Sauce (Yakhnet Batinjen)

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Aubergine or eggplant is a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is a versatile vegetable which can be fried, grilled or pickled. This recipe is Lebanese! It is really tasty. It’s one of my husband favourite dishes! It looks like a stew but the two main ingredients are ...

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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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Monkfish in a Red Pepper Paste, Fresh Tomatoes & Sriracha Sauce

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Monkfish is not a pretty fish to look at but cleaned and cooked it becomes quite tasty! It has a sweet taste and a dense texture. It has been nicknamed « poor man’s lobster ». The only part that is used is the tail; therefore you will seldom see it whole at ...

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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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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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Chickpeas & Sweet Potatoes Curry

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This is a nice and nutritious vegan dish! Serve it with rice or Indian breads such as chapati, naan, paratha…

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Potato Salad – Mediterranean Style

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We all know potato salad made with mayonnaise. This version is “healthier”, more colourful and has no mayonnaise. It is good as a vegan meal, on its own, or as an accompaniment to any meat, fish or chicken dish. You can add or replace the herbs that are in this ...

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Green Peas, Carrots and Lamb Shanks Stew

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This is another Lebanese dish, hearty, easy to cook and full of goodies. it is tastier if cooked with lamb shanks because of the bone but you can use any other lamb cuts or even use beef instead. it is usually served with “Vermicelli” rice. The recipe of this will ...

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Tomato Salad with Tahini Sauce

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While preparing dinner one day, I had this sudden idea of making a tomato salad with tarator* (tahini, lemon and garlic sauce) and herbs, instead of a classic sauce. It came out really good! It was tanguy, flavoursome and a side dish that will go well with everything, especially with ...

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