Tag: Lebanese

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 kebbeh
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or potato mix with spices, onion and soaked bulgur. It’s a very versatile dish and you can find it in all different sorts: raw with lamb of beef, filled and oven […]

Almond pecan pie
Sweet

Almond pecan pie

Here’s another Lebanese-inspired dessert combining nuttiness and flower power 😉 The base is a sweet pastry and the filling is frangipane. What gives it the Lebanese touch is the addition of orange blossom water. You can easily vary with the topping: instead of the pecan nuts, you can use walnuts or […]

Knefeh
Sweet

Knefeh

Whenever I go back to Lebanon, the first thing I do is pass by one of the many bakeries on the way from the airport and grab a nice, sweet, warm knefeh (knafeh, kanafeh, kunafeh or kunafah). The traditional knefeh is made with white cheese and a special type of semolina-based […]

Walnut and almond cake
Sweet

Walnut and almond cake

In Lebanon during Easter, we make wonderful pastries called ma’amoul. The whole family was involved in the making: kneading, rolling, filling, shaping (that was my specialty :-)) and of course baking. The heavenly smell filled the entire house and the hardest part was: you weren’t allowed to eat them if you […]

Roasted aubergine with chickpeas
Vegetables

Roasted aubergine with chickpeas

Aubergine takes centre stage again! This dish brings so many memories of the wonderful smells from my mother’s kitchen that filled the whole house. You can prepare the aubergines in different ways for this recipe: roast it in the oven (like below), roast on your stove (for some smokiness) or […]

Kafta tortilla
Meat

Kafta tortilla

As mentioned in a previous recipe, the kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called kofte) is minced beef mixed with herbs and spices. For me, this is serious comfort food without being unhealthy! There are so many variations possible […]

Shawarma brochettes
Meat

Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern countries. It consists of layers of meat (beef, lamb, chicken…) on a spit, slowly grilled; shavings are then cut off and served as a wrap. The Lebanese marinade is truly […]

Vegetables

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is and ever will be: the one you make yourself. And why shouldn’t you? It’s as easy as boiling an egg. The great thing about it is that you can serve […]

Chicken brochettes
Meat

Chicken brochettes ‘Chich taouk’

No matter the weather, it’s always time for barbecue. Because there’s really nothing more delicious than a succulent piece of grilled meat, right? Especially when it’s beautifully marinated like these Lebanese-style brochettes. In Lebanon, these are called ‘Chich Taouk’ and are a kind of street food, usually wrapped in flatbread with […]