Tag: Vegan

Bean Burgers
Vegetables

Bean burgers with homemade ketchup

I’ve been working a while now on a good, flavoursome vegetarian burger recipe. From wet to dry, bland to way over-spiced, it’s all about finding the right balance of flavours and making sure the burger holds together. So after some tests and trials, I present to you my vegetarian burger […]

Pumpkin kibbeh
Vegetables

Pumpkin kibbeh

Kibbeh is one of the cornerstones of the Lebanese and Levantine kitchen. I think you can fill a whole book with only kibbeh recipes and stories. With many variations in ingredients and flavours, the base is the same: a dough made with vegetables or meats mixed with bulgur. This could […]

Chickpeas in hummus sauce
Vegetables

Chickpeas in hummus sauce

As I mention in the Chicken in Hummus Sauce recipe, my first taste of hummus as a sauce happened at Abu Hassan’s in one of Beirut’s busiest neighbourhoods Burj Hammoud. It actually was this recipe right here: a warm hummus sauce with chickpeas. It’s very easy and quick; with a […]

Roasted cauliflower
Vegetables

Roasted cauliflower

This is a very easy, quick and flavoursome side dish or a simple snack with some bread and hummus or aioli. Make sure not to bake it too long so that the cauliflower keeps its crunchiness. You can spice it up with a pinch of chili pepper.

Beetroots and fennel salad
Vegetables

Red beetroots and fennel salad

This is a no cook and only chop salad. Unless you’re cooking the beetroots yourself, that is. Quick, easy, healthy and simply delicious. I always like adding nuts to salads; they give it texture and some extra depth of flavour. If you can’t get your hands on some fennel, use […]

Marinated olives
Vegetables

Marinated olives

I’m a big fan of olives. I practically grew up with olives, enjoying them simply with fresh Lebanese flat bread, or with labne, tomatoes, mint leaves on warm saj bread (very thin flat bread). Heaven! In the olden days, we used to gather at my aunt Nadet’s house, very early […]

Causa with red beetroots
Vegetables

Causa with red beetroots

Causa is as traditional Peruvian a dish as it gets, right up there with the ceviche. It’s basically mashed potato which you can enjoy on its own or combine with different toppings: tuna salad, chicken salad, avocado or, like in this recipe, beetroots. In his book Ceviche, Martin Morales combines […]

Batata harra
Vegetables

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without batata harra. It is – dare I say – even better then fries. There. I said it. The traditional version is originally without tomato paste; it’s only garlic, coriander, chili […]

Smoky aubergine salad
Vegetables

Smoky aubergine salad

As you might already know, I am a fan of aubergine. Grilled, roasted, baked, fried: I’ll have it all with a big smile. Smoky aubergine is a pure delight and easily achieved by roasting it under a grill or simply in pan (without any oil). The skin then starts to […]

Avocado Ceviche
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s milk. Three powerful flavours are combined together: coriander, chili pepper and lime juice. Besides fish and seafood, you can make ceviche with fruits and vegetables. […]