Facts About Lebanese Food

Fried falafel with vegetables

Lebanon is on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The unique and historical culture of Lebanese food habits makes it the most popular of Middle Eastern countries. Moreover, the main focus of their cuisine is fresh ingredients, herbs, and spices.

Most of the Lebanese food consists of rice, fruits, vegetables, and bread. There are many Lebanese food recipes to discover. ‘Mezze’ is an essential part of the Lebanese diet. Mezze is a variety of flavorful cold and hot dishes.

Fruits are a major part of after-dinner desserts such as grapes, apples, melons, oranges, figs, and tangerines. The cultural uniqueness of Lebanese food makes it popular around Middle Eastern countries.

Parsley, garlic, mint, oregano, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon are the common seasonings of this cuisine.

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Lebanese dessert


The Falafel consists of crushing chickpeas. Also, the chickpeas should be deep-fried. You can serve it nicely with pita sandwich, tahini sauce, and vegetables.


Kunafeh is a Lebanese cheese pastry that is further topped with pistachios. This dish is nicely served with sugar syrup. It can be prepared in several ways and can be served as a dessert or breakfast. It can be served within a sandwich also.

Rice Pilaf

Lebanese know very well how to spruce rice and make it more delicious. Thus, as we know already that rice is a popular dish in Middle Eastern countries, Lebanese food also has rice dishes. Rice pilaf is traditional to their cuisine by adding fried vermicelli noodles and serving them further with delicious Lebanese meat dishes.


It is a simple bread topping. Manakish or ‘Lebanese Pizza’ is a bread with sesame seeds, thyme, olive oil, and sumac. It is a popular breakfast dish in Lebanon, but you can eat it all day.

Kibbe Nayeh

Kibbe Nayeh is raw beef or ‘Lebanese sushi’. It consists of lamb blended with bulgur, spices, and pureed onion. Like most Lebanese food, it comes with fresh vegetables and pita bread.

Shish Taouk

Shish Taouk is a chicken kebab and a Lebanese staple. Spices play a central role in making this delicious food. It has to marinate overnight in garlic, lemon juice, tomato paste, yogurt, and paprika. It can also be served with pita bread to create a sandwich dish.


It is a sort of little beef, lamb, or chicken meatball. The fillings are parsley, onion, spices, and breadcrumbs. They are either served in gravy or barbecued on skewers.

Falafel with grilled vegetable

Fresh ingredients are the core of Lebanese cuisine. Lebanese people eat less meat in proportion to fresh vegetables, spices, and bread. The heritage of Lebanese food makes it most popular among Middle Eastern countries.

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