3 Vege-Fixes In Lebanese Cuisine
The beauty of Middle-Eastern cuisine is that it offers an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, but with the taste never compromised. As a Lebanese restaurant in Dubai that aims to consistently deliver an authentic taste for a genuine culinary experience, we strive at Saj bistro to continuously innovate and come up with dishes perfect for vegetables and meat-lovers alike.
If you’ve always been more of a meat-eater or in other words have considered yourself to be more of a ‘carnivore’ than anything else, allow us to take the reins. Chances are, you’ve probably not had a vegetable-only dish that was good enough to make you change your mind!
In fact, we’re so confident about it that we’ve taken the liberty of listing out some of our most popular and well-loved ‘vege’ dishes here at Saj Bistro. After all, to be a true Lebanese restaurant in Dubai is to have mastered the art of balancing both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes complemented by our different types of bread.
- TABOULEH: We’re pretty sure that this one hits close to home. Tabouleh has actually grown to be so famous that it’s enjoyed all over the world, although whether it’s the real deal remains to be seen. As far as we’re concerned though, our Tabolueh is some of the best around! This is because of lots of fresh parsley, tomatoes, onions and burghul topped off with a zesty lemon olive oil dressing. All of these ingredients are deeply nourishing, and good for your body.
- HUMMUS: This is yet another Middle-Eastern staple that became a worldwide phenomenon. There’s no match however to the real stuff that you can only taste in its place of birth. Hummus is made with mashed chickpeas, mixed with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Though it seems so easy to make, the trick lies in being able to get just the right consistency and taste so none of the ingredients overpower each other. Without this on our menu, we couldn’t call ourselves a true Lebanese restaurant in Dubai.
- LENTIL SOUP: Though lentils aren’t exactly the world’s most exciting ingredient, when cooked into a soup like we have, it can take on a whole new profile. The careful blend of spices ensures an even balance in flavour so it’s not bland, nor overpowering. This sort of dish is best coupled with some of our homemade toasted bread or even a shawarma. Since it’s quite light and easy on the stomach, it’s especially great for those who prefer a light dinner.
Our talented team of chefs work with us consistently to develop and improve our menu on a regular basis. This allows us to add on new vegetable-based items that will be just as delectable and memorable as our tasty meat dishes. Try these out and hopefully you’ll be as excited about vegetarian dishes as you are about meat!