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Lebanese Summer Mezze
Lebanese Summer Mezze
Lebanese Summer Mezze
Lebanese Summer Mezze
Lebanese Summer Mezze

The cuisine of Lebanon is a delight for vegetarians and vegans with zesty dips and kibbeh, aromatic roasted vegetables with sumac, labna cheese, rosewater infused desserts, all using the best seasonal vegetables and herbs. It's perfect for summer entertaining.

Course Details

We start with a laden table of Lebanese traditional ingredients: walnuts, sesame seeds, pine nuts, grassy olive oil, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, lemons and bunches of sweet smelling herbs, thyme, oregano, mint and parsley.

You will learn how to recognise and use the essential spices of the Lebanon, discover important ingredients such as freekah, sumac, pomegranate molasses, rosewater and tahini. We will give you lots of tips and advice for where to source ingredients and store cupboard essentials, which will enable you to recreate these dishes at home.

We will make dishes such as:

- Spinach kibbeh which is Lebanon's take on stuffed falafel

- Lebanese thyme flat breads

- Aubergine tahini dip

- Sumac rolled labna

- Muhammara (grilled red pepper and walnut dip)

- Freekeh with Herbs and broad beans

- Kebabs of 7-Spice Marinated Haloumi and Courgettes

- Lemon Yoghurt Pudding with Rose Water

The choice of dishes will depend on the season. We will taste and cook throughout the day and finish with a shared three course meal which we will have made together. 

You will receive a recipe pack full of tips and ideas at the end of the day.

Many thanks for an inspiring and friendly day last Friday, and for the photo which is lovely to have. I am already planning my next visit!

David Wolstenholme

Lovely people, lovely day. Thank you so much.

Healthy, tasty food that would be good for a Summer get together

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Dietary Suitability
  • <p>Vegan</p>
  • Dairy Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Soy Free

We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

Skill Level
  •   Beginner

Helen Lawrence

About the tutor

Helen has come from being Head Chef at Demuths, a post she filled for 5 years, in which time Demuths won Best Restaurant in Bath award 2007 and Vegan Restaurant of the Year 2009. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking, with a passion for French patisserie, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of vegetarian and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.