Lebanese cuisine is renowned for its rich flavors through the use of diverse ingredients. One fun aspect of Lebanese food is the art of stuffing, where a variety of vegetables are skillfully filled with aromatic fillings made with grains, herbs and spices. In this article, you'll find some delicious vegan Lebanese stuffed foods, that I've adapted from my Lebanese family's recipes cookbook.
What Are Vegan Lebanese Stuffed Foods?
Vegan Lebanese stuffed foods are meals made out of plant-based ingredients.
There is no use of any type of animal products such as butter, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy or similar.
These foods are still referred to as "mahshi" in Arabic, or vegan mahshi.
What Is The Meaning of Mahshi?
The Arabic word "mahshi" translates to "stuffed" or "filled", therefore in the context of food, it refers to any type of edible vessel that has been filled or stuffed with a form of stuffing.
Stuffing is known as "hashweh" in Arabic.
Vegan Lebanese Stuffed Food Recipes
Middle Eastern stuffing, aka, hashweh, typically consists of a foundation of rice or similar grains like bulgur or barley.
This base is combined with a variety of ingredients such as finely diced or shredded vegetables, toasted nuts, dried fruits like raisins, and an abundance of herbs, both dried and fresh.
It's worth noting that certain Middle Eastern stuffings may also incorporate meat into the mix.
Different Middle Eastern regions will contain different ingredients.
You might also be interested in delicious vegan desserts from Lebanon.
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