30 Lent Dishes With Recipes

  • on February 9, 2016
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The Lenten Journey in Lebanon


Like our fellow Christians around the world, our Lebanese Christian communities commemorate the 40-day period preceding the celebration of Jesus Resurrection on Easter Sunday. These 40 days are a period of fasting in which prayers intensify.

Lent in LebanonOur fasting consists of stopping the intake of all kind of meat and chicken for 40 days. That in addition to 12 hours of no food and water consumption, from midnight to noon.

In recent years, the traditional Lent has been less strict in some of our communities, like the Catholics and the Maronites. Children, pregnant women and sick people are no longer required to fast.

Moreover, the Lent has become more of a personal devotion than a communal requirement.

It remains that the majority of the Christians in our homeland do proveLent Recipes: Jesus Fish Symbol their devotion to Christ during Lent. Hence, our communities turn mostly vegetarian during that traditionally religious period. Only fish, symbol of Christ, is acceptable.

For a nation which cultural cuisine is meat-oriented, the daily meal cuisine becomes restricted with choices, but not impossible in vegetarian varieties and fish meals.

Lebanese Lent Dishes

I have compiled here a list of Lebanese Lent dishes to lend you some assistance during this period. Most have their recipes available, at a simple click. The others will be posted soon. Bookmark this page or subscribe to be updated.

Have a blessed Lent.


Tuna Fish Bathed in Tahini Sauce

Lent dish: Tuna Bathed in Tahini

Roasted Beets and Roots Salad

Lent dish: Roasted Beets and roots Salad

Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves

Lent dish: Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves

Spinach and Black-eyed Peas

Lent dish: Spinach Black-eyed peas

Burghul Pilaf in Tomato Sauce

Lent dish: Pilaf Burghul in Tomato Sauce

Sayediyeh Fish and Rice

Lent dish Siyediyeh Fish

 Burghul Medley Stuffed Tomatoes

Lent dish: Burghul Stuffed tomatoes


Spring Potato Salad with Green Beans

Lent dish: Spring potato salad with olives


Lebanese Crispy-Gold Potatoes With Cilantro, Garlic and Lemon

Lent dish: Potatoes with garlic

Baba Ghannouj: Eggplant with Tahini

Lent dish: Baba Ghannouj

Vegetarian Fatteh

Lent dish: Fatteh Easy Lebanese Recipes

Zesty Sautéed Zucchinis

Lent dish: Zesty Zucchini

Vegan Lemon Green Beans: Loubieh Bil-Zeit

Lent dish: Green Beans, Loubieh bil Zeit

Lemon Lentil Soup

Lent dish: Lemon lentil soup

Fish Kibbeh Burghul

Lent dish: Fish Kibbeh Burghul

Garlic Lemon Beet Starter

Lent dish: Beets Salad


Fish Potato Kibbeh

Lent dish: Vegetarian Fish Potato Kebbeh

Tabbouleh Salad

Lent dish: Lebanese Tabbouleh salad

Beets with Tahini 

Lent dish: Beets tahini Salad

Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Lent dish: Cauliflower with Tahini Dip

Rich Garden Soup: Jardiniere

Jardiniere Garden Soup EasyLebaneseRecipes 2

Shankleesh Salad

Lent dish: Shankleesh Salad

Falafel Patties with Tahini Dip

Lent dish: Baked Falafel

Traditional Beets Salad

Lent dish: Traditional beets salad

Beets Tahini with Yogurt Salad

Lent dish: Beets with tahini and yogurt

Beets Pomegranate Salad with Purslane/Jarjir

Lent dish: Beets with pomegranate

Fattoush Salad

Lent dish: Fattoush salad

Lebanese Moussaka Eggplant with Chickpeas 

Lent dish: Moussaka Eggplant Vegan Dish

Mujadra ~Rice and Lentils Pilaf 

Lent dish: Mujadra Lentil Pilaf

Lentil Consommé Soup

Lent dish: Vegetarian Lent Red Lentil Soup

You don’t need a recipe for this healthy and deliciously velvety soup. Quick and super easy: Boil 2 cups of red (orange) lentils with 1 veggie stock cube. These lentils cook quickly. Squeeze half a lemon on, and here you go!

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