Lebanese cuisine is filled with different types of stews. This list is filled with hearty vegan Lebanese stew recipes ranging from tomato based to herb based.
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Stews are referred to as "yakhni" in Arabic
Why You’ll Love These Lebanese Stews
- Super comforting and satisfying, these are foods that I grew up on (I am of Lebanese heritage). They are packed with good nutrition and are authentically Lebanese and adapted to suit a vegan diet.
- A great way to economically fill up the entire family, stews are loved by adults and kids.
- The ultimate soul food that is perfect for warming up
- Simple homestyle cooking with maximum flavors
- Practical, most are chop and drop, making them ideal for weeknight dinners
- Diverse in flavors. A great use of spices, fresh vegetables, herbs and leafy greens
- Ranging from popular stews such as bazwella w riz (stewed peas) to the not so known, potato stew
- These stews are great as leftovers, making them ideal for big batch cooking. Great for next day lunches.
Most of these stews are typically served with vermicelli rice.
Some are served with bulgur with vermicelli, some are enjoyed with pita bread.
Or try them with mashed potatoes or your favorite cooked base of grain.
Lebanese Stew Recipes
Lebanese Potato Stew
Tender potatoes stewed in a herb garlic broth, this dish is referred to as yakhnet batatat or ousiyeh. Typically served on a bed of bulgur with vermicelli.
Also known as Lebanese moussaka, this meal features tender eggplant simmered in a red sauce with chickpeas. It is normally eaten with pita bread.
This vegan version of spinach stew, aka sabanekh w riz, features chickpeas rather than meat. It is a very simple yakhni and is a great way to get into a load of leafy greens into your daily diet.
Bazella w Riz
A simple yet rich vegan recipe that involves stewing peas and carrots in a tomato-based broth (yakhni). It is usually served on top of vermicelli rice, both kids and adults love this dish.
Kidney Bean Stew
Lebanese fasolia is a deliciously hearty red kidney bean stew in a thick tomato base seasoned in aromatic spices. The broth can be adjusted to be a little more watery.
This Okra stew referred to as Bamia, this version is a classic Arabic dish sans meat, made with okra and tomatoes. Preparation is quick and easy, resulting in a hearty meal usually served with buttery vermicelli rice.
Which one of the above vegan Lebanese stew recipes do you like the most? Leave a comment below.
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