Lebanese Recipes

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Lebanese Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.14 stars
A traditional Lebanese dish of baked chicken and potatoes, which I learned from my mum. Unbelievably simple, but ever so delicious.


Rating: 4.41 stars
Great light salad of an Eastern-Mediterranean flavor, with crunchy pita chips. Big favorite! I learned it from some Lebanese friends. After I tasted it, I needed to keep it.

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Rating: 4.54 stars
Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef is acceptable, too. I prefer it made into patties and fried in olive oil. However, it is most often found in restaurants in baked form. Serve kibbeh with tahini, a sesame seed paste.

Lebanese Donair

Rating: 4.33 stars
This is a Lebanese donair recipe, a traditional dish made with seasoned meat and tahini sauce that's enjoyed in many parts of the Middle East.

Mellas Family Lamb Stuffed Zucchini (Koosa)

Rating: 4.23 stars
This recipe is a great way to use up that giant zucchini lurking in your garden. Early-season squash are best, as the skin is tender and the flesh is delicate. Older zucchini still taste great, you just may not be able to eat the skin.

Mediterranean Meat Pies (Sfeeha)

Rating: 4.63 stars
These savory little meat pies are a takeoff on a recipe from my Lebanese mother-in-law (who is one of the very best cooks I know). She makes the dough from scratch, but I use puff pastry instead to save time. Great for an appetizer or as a side dish!

Lamb Shawarma

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a wonderful Middle Eastern dish that I was introduced to by a friend of mine from Lebanon. This recipe yields an absolutely amazing tasting and tender final product. Shawarma can be used in pitas, be put on fattoush, on hommus, or eaten plain.

Kafta (BBQ)

Rating: 4.42 stars
The yummiest preparation mixture for ground beef EVER! I have made this Lebanese Meat for all of my friends and family and have HAD to leave the recipe with everyone! Meat mixture can be used for everything... meatballs, meatloaf, BBQ skewers, BBQ'd hamburgers. FOR BEST, AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TASTE, DO NOT OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE INGREDIENTS (until you have made it this way ;P )

Lebanese Mountain Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
This flatbread brings me back to my early childhood when the Syrian lady across the street from my grandmother made it and always gave us some. It's my first food memory. The bread has a unique texture, gorgeous appearance, and fun-to-make technique.

Lebanese Seven Spices

Rating: 4.14 stars
The secret for good Middle Eastern food. Actually it's a mix of 8 spices.

Arabic Fattoush Salad

Rating: 4.72 stars
Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the 'mezza' (small dishes) table. It's a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you've never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.

Chicken Shawarma

Rating: 3.88 stars
Awesome Lebanese sandwich served in most Lebanese restaurants. Can be served with Tahini sauce or Toum.

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Lebanese Radish Salad
Rating: Unrated
"This is the first recipe I've ever rated on here. It was THAT GOOD! Awesome way to be introduced to radish as more of a hearty dish versus a garnish." – Sunnrise83
Best Hummus
Rating: Unrated
"This is my go-to hummus recipe, and I make a lot of hummus!" – abrazil

Lebanese Lemon Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.54 stars

Tangy, zesty, garlicky lemon and olive oil flavors blend in this dressing that compliments salads which include some type of grilled meat and baked or fried pita chips in the place of croutons. This dressing is best with salads containing grilled chicken, shrimp or fish. It is very tangy but absolutely yummy.