Lebanese food is some of the tastiest – and healthiest – food there is, highlighting all the best flavours of the Middle East. Dishes are fresh and fragrant, with meat kebabs, grilled, marinated seafood, salads, hummus, bread and grains making up the mainframe of the cuisine.
Lebanese dishes include the national dish, kibbeh (or kibbe ), which consists of a ground lamb and cracked wheat paste. But we’ve rounded up so many tasty dishes to try from this region.
We’re sharing some of the best classic Lebanese dishes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Lebanese Dishes
Creamy, silky smooth turmeric spiked hummus topped with tender cubes of roasted aubergine mixed with fragrant fresh mint & coriander, a sprinkle of crispy chickpeas and sweet jewels of pomegranate. Vegan & gluten-free.
Recipe created by Georgie.
This salad is super fresh and back full of ingredients that will cool you down on a hot day. Utterly delicious.
Recipe created by The Guccha.
A delicious pastry dessert that is filled with a sweet cream, with a wonderful crunch on the outside. Once you eat one, you won’t be able to stop.
Recipe created by Iman.
One of the most common ways falafel is served is in a sandwich made falafel, taratoor (Lebanese falafel sauce) tomato, onion, parsley and pickled turnip (or pickles) all wrapped in Lebanese pita bread.
Recipe created by Janelle.
Yogurt marinated chicken with Lebanese-style garlic sauce served with harissa sauce and pickled turnips. A wonderful Middle Eastern dish.
Recipe created by Karen.
A meat and rice filling wrapped in blanched cabbage leaves and slowly simmered in tomato sauce. Pure comfort.
Recipe created by Anna.
A very commonly eaten dish in the Mediterranean and Middle East, and a complete labor of love. Also known as stuffed vine leaves, grape leaves are filled with a rice mixture, and completed one of two ways.
They are either vegetarian, or made with minced meat that’s been mixed into the rice stuffing.
Recipe created by Farah.
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