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
Vegetarian stuffed peppers are an easy meal to make. Satisfying and filling for a healthy vegetarian dinner.
If you or your kids love spaghetti and meatballs, there is no reason not to continue to enjoy it as a vegetarian. Here is an easy vegetarian spaghetti recipe entirely without meat!
This 3 layer vegetarian lasagna is both delicious and a quick supper too! Follow the steps below, and you’ll be done in no time.
Learn how to make hummus from scratch! Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip recipe from the Middle East that today can be found all over the world. It is a simple, but delicious and healthy dip.
This Falafel recipe is based on the authentic way to make Middle Eastern Falafel. Falafel is made with dried chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, that have been soaked overnight.