15 Classic Lebanese Recipes You’ll Love
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15 Classic Lebanese Recipes You’ll Love

If you enjoy Spanish tapas and Greek cuisine and are looking to branch out, might we suggest exploring the related cuisine of Lebanon? Here, we’ve curated a selection of 15 classic Lebanese recipes for your enjoyment. Featuring everything from a rustic hummus to delicious donuts, there’s a little taste of something delicious for everyone.

1. Hummus Balila: Rustic, roughly textured and served warm, this is unlike the super-smooth dips most of us are accustomed to. (via Dirty Kitchen Secrets)

2. Lebanese Hushwee (Paleo): Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, hushwee is an ideal dish to throw together come fall. (via The Lemon Bowl)

3. Lebanese Lentil Spinach Soup: Cumin and lemon provide a dash of bright flavor to this lentil soup. (via Coffee and Quinoa)

4. Shish Taouk: Go ahead and toss out all your other skewered chicken recipes; this one’s a home run time and again. (via Partial Ingredients)

5. Healthy Vegan Falafel: Reach for this tasty recipe the next time you’re in need of a healthy meal in less than 30 minutes. In other words, you’ll be eating this every night and you won’t be sad about that at all. (via Gourmandelle)

6. Baba Ghanouj: A quick blitz in a food processor transforms roasted eggplant (with the aid of just a couple additional ingredients) into a delicious dip. (via Food Fetish)

7. Muhallabiya: Milk, corn flour, sugar and chopped pistachios are all you need to make this classic pudding. (via Red Panda Bakes)

8. Za’atar Flatbread: This beautifully seasoned-yet-simple za’atar-topped flatbread is delicious on its own, but even better garnished with tomatoes, pickled turnips, mint, arugula or labneh. (via Rose Water and Orange Blossoms)

9. The Avengers Chicken Shawarma: Who knew you need not be a super hero in order to successfully make shawarma at home? Save the day dinnertime with this streamlined version. (via Cinema and Spice)

10. Middle Eastern Date-Filled Cookies (Ma’amoul): Make a date to make these traditional spiced cookies. (via An Edible Mosaic)

11. Kale Tabouli: Stuff our not-so-traditional quinoa tabouli into pita for on-the-go enjoyment or serve the salad by the bowlful as a healthy, gluten-free meal. (via Brit + Co)

12. Marinated Yoghurt Cheese Balls (Labneh): You only need one ingredient (Greek yogurt) to make labneh at home, but a simple marinade tailored to your own tastes elevates this DIY cheese to a whole ‘nother level of deliciousness. (via Home Cooking in Montana)

13. Baked Batata Harra Fries: Spicy baked fries are served with a creamy eggplant-hater-converting baba-ghanouj-meets-labneh dip. (via Ciao Veggie)

14. Kibbeh: Bite into these bulgur-wheat-based fritters to reveal a highly seasoned meat filling — yum! (via The Cooking Doctor)

15. Lebanese Sugared Donuts: We’ll take a baker’s dozen of these fluffy, beignet-esque donuts. (via Rose Water and Orange Blossoms)

Have you ever experimented with Lebanese cuisine? Share your favorite dishes in the comments!