There was also some Yaprak Sarma, stuffed grape leaves
with seasoned rice and pine nuts and olive oil.
While 40 percent of Lebanese are Christian, Ramadan is celebrated by all in Lebanon, with an abundance of stuffed grape leaves
, hummus, fattoush and tabbouleh.
Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves
) are hand-wrapped and perfectly textured with a hint of mint.
Perfect Pita's menu, theperfectpita.com/menu, has a special vegan section, including white bean salad, shepherd salad, tabouli, stuffed grape leaves
, falafel, navy bean soup, and hummus.
"Chef Ghada Abdo and crew will provide a memorable traditional Lebanese dinner served in the native family style starting with small plate appetizers of tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves
, olives and pita bread, and more," church member David Clemmons said.
1- Dolma, stuffed grape leaves
, Turkish and Greek cuisine - Lesya Dolyk/Flicker Moussaka: while some argue that Moussaka is also of Greek origin, an ancient Arabic cooking book from the 13th century called "A Baghdad Cookery Book" had the recipe in it which suggests otherwise, according to the Culture Trip's website.
Inside, Nathan travels from ancient Babylon to the present day, introducing readers to the sweet-and-sour stuffed grape leaves
made by a Persian woman living in Los Angeles, the spicy chocolate rugelach baked by a Mexican-Jewish chef with Ashkenazi roots, and a fragrant carrot salad cooked on an Israeli moshav by Jews originally hailing from India.
This outstanding compendium of featured recipes present dishes that range from Stuffed Grape Leaves
; Spicy Eggplant Salad; Omani-Style Tandoori Chicken; Saudi-Style Shripm 'N Rice; and Spicy Chickpea Stew; to Pita Bread; Pureed Lentils with Fried Garlic and Pita Croutons; Baked Lamb Kebabs with Aromatic Spices; Shrimp Balls in a Tangy Sauce; Irresistible Baklava; Real Arab Coffee Made Just Right.
Typical selections range from a few slabs of simple, creamy white cheese or thin slices of smoked sturgeon to more sophisticated dishes such as stuffed grape leaves
or stuffed green peppers (dolma), vegetables such as smoked eggplant or eggplant and watercress folded in garlic yogurt, chickpea paste (hummus), potato salad, cracked wheat in tomato and chili sauce (kysyr) and more.
For those fasting, Khanafer suggests the following dishes in particular: foul, lentil soup, vegetarian stuffed grape leaves
, hummus, balila, baba ghanouj, vegetarian green beans, vegetarian okra, vegetarian Lebanese moussakaa, lentil kibbeh, pumpkin kibbeh, falafel, spinach stuffed fatayer, vegetarian stuffed Swiss chard, stuffed zucchini and eggplant in oil and muhammara.