10 mouthwatering Lebanese dishes you must try at least once in your life

If you’re planning to visit Lebanon anytime in the near future or want to bring a little piece of Lebanon to your kitchen wherever you are located in the world, here are some delicious and famous must try Lebanese dishes.


#1 Kibbeh

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Kibbeh is one of the Lebanese traditional dishes that is made of bulgur, cracked parboiled wheat.

The most common type of kibbeh is made by kneading finely minced meat with bulgur and shaping it into balls or patties, with or without meat stuffing.


#2 Knafeh

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One of the greatest of all Lebanese pastries is knafeh jibneh. It is made with orange blossom syrup, cheese, sugar, and butter.


#3 Hummus

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Hummus is a popular Lebanese dip or spread made from pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil.

Hummus is easy to try anywhere with plenty of fresh-cut vegetables like carrots


#4 Baba Ghanouj

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When in Lebanon, you will probably get asked that famous question “Baba ghanouj or Hummus?”

Baba Ghanouj is the same concept as Hummus but it’s made with tahini and eggplant.


#5 Man2oushe

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Lebanese Manakish are every day and all day dish.

They are bread topped with zaatar, cheese, meat and a lot more. They are usually served with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh mint leaves, and olives.


#6 Fatoush

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Fattoush is a traditional Lebanese salad that includes fried or baked bits of pita bread crushed up and mixed in with a dressing of olive juice, lemon, garlic, and salt. It’s considered one of the main dishes of Lebanese cuisine.


#7 Lahm bi ajeen

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Lebanese lahm b ajeen are open-faced amazing little meat pies that are full of flavor.


#8 Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh is also a traditional Lebanese salad that is made of parsley, tomatoes, onions, and bulgur mixed in a sauce of olive oil and lemon juice. You can wrap it in lettuce.


#9 Shawarma

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Shawarma is very famous in Lebanon and it’s mainly meat roasted on a spit and then shaved off.  It’s served with pita bread and vegetables plus tahini sauce to make it extra incredible.


#10 Falafel

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These deep fried balls are called falafel. They are made from fried chickpeas and often wrapped up in sandwich-form with pita bread and a host of fresh vegetables. They also served with tahini.


You can find easy Lebanese recipes by checking out this website.


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