There are so many fantastic vegan and vegetarian middle eastern recipes...
If I could, I would love to travel around the middle eastern countries and study the cuisine, and especially the vegetarian dishes of course.
Fortunately a lot of the recipes have spread around the world, an many are found around the Mediterranean Sea.
The middle eastern cuisines are usually traditional recipes with a long history.
The plentiful vegetarian and vegan dishes are using beans, grains, herbs, fruits, nuts, an abundance of vegetables and of course- spices; in such a flavorful and healthy way.
Delicious, nutritious and frugal dishes cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients.
Here is a collection of my favorite vegetarian recipes from around the Middle East. I hope you will find and add some favorite recipes to your kitchen as well!
I have tried to use simple ingredients that can be found almost everywhere, since I know it can be really frustrating not being able to find a certain spice, vegetable or condiment.
But if you have access to a Middle Eastern market near you- make sure to go and explore!
Hummus is a simple recipe, and apart from the overnight soaking and boiling, a super quick recipe to make.
Eat it with pita crisps or raw vegetable cruditées for a healthy snack. Here you will learn how to make hummus from scratch:
Tabbouleh salad is a crisp, fresh, lemony salad made from mainly parsley and green onions.
Add lots of lemon, olive oil, spices and some cracked bulghur wheat for a vitamin rich treat.
Pita crisps are so easy to make. Make your own Pita crisps for a quick and healthy snack, and to use to scoop up delicious dips like the hummus above!
Falafel is one of the many fast foods of the Middle East. But this is fast food that is actually good for you! And so yummy!! Learn how to make real falafel from scratch, it is easy actually! Stuff the little patties in a pita bread and fill with crunchy veggies and munch away!
Cous cous with roasted vegetables is a North African inspired recipe that is quick and simple to make and a dish full of flavor and color.
Vegetarian Main Dishes
Vegetarian Middle Eastern Recipes
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A Vegetarian Eggplant / Aubergine Schnitzel Recipe that's most elegant and easy to make. Enjoy it with a creamy mushroom sauce and rice for a delicious meal.