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

The cuisine of Lebanon is perfect for those on a plant-based diet with zesty dips and kibbeh, aromatic roasted vegetables with sumac, labna, 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

- Almond and Apricot Filo Parcel with Sweet Scented Labna

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 is Demuths co-owner and Head Chef. She has led the teaching at the school for 8 years having previously been Head Chef at Demuths restaurant, a post she filled for 5 years. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking and is now an expert in Vegan cookery training, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of plant-based and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.