Spring is a huge time for vegetarian forward recipes, many people around the world preparing for the Lent season. While Lebanese food is filled with incredible lamb and chicken dishes, it also offers a wide variety of meatless dishes. I've compiled a few of my favorite dishes to help you with those Meatless Mondays or Fridays! Enjoy!!
- Macaroni b'Halib (Macaroni & Cheese)
- Lebanese Green Bean Stew (Loubieh)
- Mujadara Musafaya
- Spinach and Lemon Lentil Soup
- Dandelion Greens Salad
- Fattoush Salad
- Spinach Fatayar
- Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)
- Lebanese Street Fries
- Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)
- Loubieh bi Zeit
- Lebanese Arnabeet (Roasted Cauliflower)
Macaroni b'Halib (Macaroni & Cheese)
A simple and humble pasta dish that is made with a bechamel sauce and pasta - it's a go-to meal for my kids!
Lebanese Green Bean Stew (Loubieh)
A new recipe to the blog, this Lebanese green bean stew made simply with green beans, tomatoes and spices is incredible enjoyed on it's own, with pita bread or over Lebanese rice.
Mujadara Musafaya is a lentil dish, almost like a lentil porridge that is made of the simplest ingredients: lentils, water, onion, rice and salt. This version is different than the more common Mudardara which keep lentils whole and topped with caramelized onions. Both version are delicious, you can find my version of Mujadara Musafaya here or Mudardara from my friend at Unicorns in the Kitchen.
Spinach and Lemon Lentil Soup
Another amazing lentil dish, this heartwarming and cozy soup. This lentil soup has a strong tang from fresh lemon juice and sumac spice. Loads of spinach for an extra boost of veggies.
Dandelion Greens Salad
It may sound peculiar to eat dandelions but I can assure you they are quite incredible as a salad. You do need to prepare they properly so they don't have a bitter taste. Find the full details in the recipe.
Fattoush is definitely an ode to summer but I absolutely make it all year long. The tangy sumac dressing and crunchy pita bread make the best combination.
Lebanese Spinach Fatayar are one of my favorite meals of all time. Little pockets of fresh dough filled with lemony spinach. They remind me of my dad, he is the "pie man" and no one makes them quite as well as he does but I certainly try. This recipe tastes like home.
Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)
Melt in your mouth potatoes that are coated in a spice mixture - perfectly spiced that they are not too hot but just enough heat to give your mouth a little party. Dip in a little labneh to cool them down.
Lebanese Street Fries
These Lebanese Street Fries are almost like a nacho but with Lebanese flair. Bake a tray of potatoes and top with this incredibly refreshing slaw! Delicious as a side dish or meal.
Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)
Dare I say I like Fasolia better than hummus??? It may be true! Quick and easy using canned Cannellini beans or red kidney beans - you have this creamy, garlicky dish that I devour with a loaf of pita bread. Appetizer or meal!
Loubieh bi Zeit
Another simple meal made with green beans, garlic, olive oil and lemon, Loubieh bi Zeit. A variation on the stewed green beans with tomato. This version is a bit lighter and refreshing.
Lebanese Arnabeet (Roasted Cauliflower)
My kids do not like cauliflower, well that is until I make these roasted cauliflower bites. They are so delicious and have a yummy tahini dipping sauce to go along with, or simply squeeze lemon and enjoy as is. You won't be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy this round up of recipes! Feel free to adjust and make your own!
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