Lebanese cuisine typically contains an abundance of starches such as breads and rice and plenty of fresh fish, meats and vegetables. The meze are an integral part of Lebanese recipes and consist of many small dishes and dips that accompany a main meal or make up a meal in themselves.
Lebanese food is similar to other middle eastern recipes such as Turkish recipes and is fresh and healthy food that is full of flavour.
Chicken is the most commonly eaten meat due to its availibility, and lamb is a popular meat on the coast.Meat is usually grilled with lemon, garlic and herbs and eaten with rice and Lebanese flatbeads called Lavash.
Most Popular lebanese recipes
This is a recipe for an okra stew from Lebanon. Although the recipe includes lamb, it can easily be made vegetarian/vegan by omitting the lamb (see tip below).
I was given this recipe by Carol, my future mother in law and I've made it lots of times in the 3 months I've had it! - it's so easy yet tastes delicious.
Lebanese cookies made with walnuts.