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Vegetarian Middle Eastern Recipes

A collection of vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern recipes, including such traditional Mid East favorites as hummus, vegetarian chickpea soup, vegetarian stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush and more Middle Eastern vegetarian recipes.

Couscous with Parlsey, Mint and Garbanzo Beans
Couscous with Lemon, Mint and Garbanzo Beans

Vegetarian Middle Eastern Chickpea Soup Recipe
Vegetarian Middle Eastern chickpea soup combines the flavors of fresh chopped herbs with healthy and high fiber chickpeas and a bit of spicy cayenne pepper. This mid east soup recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

Curried Hummus Recipe
A vegan hummus recipe using great northern beans instead of the usual chickpeas.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
A vegetarian tabbouleh (also spelled tabouleh or tabouli) salad, made with healthy, whole grain and high-protein quinoa. It's really a two-in-one: you get a quinoa salad as well as a traditional Middle Eastern tabbouleh, and it's vegetarian and vegan.

Spinach and Couscous with Feta Cheese
A vegetarian main dish or salad recipe for Middle Eastern couscous with spinach and feta cheese.

Creamy Cucumber and Mint Salad
This easy fresh cucumber and mint salad is vegan if you use soy yogurt. Fresh cilantro and mint tossed with cucumbers and tomatoes make for a cooling treat on a hot summer day.

Vegetarian Couscous Primavera with Cheese
A quick and easy but still very healthy vegetarian recipe for couscous with lots of vegetables and Parmesan cheese. If you've got leftover couscous, this is a great way to use it up. You can have this healthy vegetarian couscous dish on the table in about 20 minutes.

Edamame and Feta Tabbouleh Salad
If you like traditional vegetarian Middle Eastern tabbouleh salad, try this gourmet tabbouleh made with feta cheese and edamame soy beans.

Cucumber and Hummus Sandwich Recipe
In his recent book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn shares this healthy and high-fiber recipe for a vegetarian and vegan hummus and cucumber sandwich. Dr. Esselstyn recommends using a no-tahini hummus in this recipe.

Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas and Peppers
Another Moroccan vegetarian recipe with couscous, this one using bell peppers, sweet potatoes and plenty of spices for a vegetarian main dish or salad. A healthy low-fat and high-fiber Middle Eastern food recipe.

Easy Baba Ganoush
Baba ganoush, a Middle Eastern spread and dip is similar to hummus, but is made with eggplant instead of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This vegetarian and vegan recipe is particularly hummus-like, since it uses some chickpeas for a thicker texture.

Couscous Stuffed Bell Peppers
Bell peppers stuffed with couscous and flavored with fresh cilantro make for a simple yet healthy and tasty vegetarian and vegan recipe inspired by the flavors of the mid east.

Basic Vegan Baba Ganoush
With just five ingredients, you can't go wrong with this recipe for vegetarian and vegan baba ganoush, a Middle Eastern eggplant dish similar to hummus.

Vegan Jalapeno Hummus Recipe
A hummus recipe for spicy food lovers! This vegetarian and vegan hummus recipe calls for four jalapeno peppers, so it's quite flavorful!

Vegan Farro Tabbouleh with Kale
While bulgur wheat is the traditional tabbouleh ingredient, there's no reason you can't use whole grain farro instead to create a delicious and innovative vegan tabbouleh salad.

Fat-free Baba Ganoush
This baba ganoush (eggplant dip) recipe has no oil and no tahini, making it a fat free vegetarian and vegan appetizer or dip that you can enjoy any time! I like to spread a little baba ganoush on a flour tortilla with some lettuce and veggies for a quick and healthy low-fat vegetarian lunch.

Middle Eastern Couscous and Chickpea Salad
A vegetarian and vegan couscous salad recipe inspired by the flavors of the mid east, with cucumbers, bell peppers, green onions and Dijon mustard.

Baba Ganoush with Fresh Parsley
Another vegan baba ganoush recipe, from the Middle East.

No - Tahini Black Bean Hummus
If you're out of tahini or can't find it in your local grocery store, you can try this recipe for a tahini-free black bean hummus.

Couscous for Breakfast
If you like couscous, try this simple recipe for preparing couscous for breakfast. For a vegan version, use soy milk, and a vegan sweetener, such as maple syrup or agave nectar.

Freekeh tabouli recipe
Tabouli may be traditional, but this version, made with parsley, basil and mint puts a fresh twist on tabouli by preparing with a trendy new "ancient grain".

Orzo tabbouleh recipe
A vegetarian orzo tabbouleh salad recipe with fresh tomatoes, chopped mint and fresh parsley. Tabouli is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, but there's no reason you can't use orzo instead!

Fresh Dill and Cilantro Hummus Recipe
If you have fresh herbs sitting in your crisper or growing on your windowsill, grab a handful to add into this easy blender hummus recipe! Hummus is a vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern chickpea dip that can also be used as a sandwich spread.

What is Israeli couscous? How to cook Israeli couscous?
What is Israeli couscous? How to cook Israeli couscous?

Vegetarian Moroccan Couscous with Vegetables
A very filling and textured recipe with carrots, sweet potatoes, turnips and more. This Moroccan couscous recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

Low-Fat No Tahini Carrot Hummus
Sneak some carrots into your hummus by following this low-fat and tahini-free hummus recipe from The Sonoma Diet.

Spicy Black Bean and Cilantro Hummus
Another vegan hummus recipe, this one using black beans and fresh cilantro.

Chili and Lime Baba Ganoush
A vegan baba ganoush recipe flavored with chili powder and lime juice for an unusual twist to this traditional Middle Eastern eggplant dip.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
A traditional Middle Eastern hummus recipe, using sun dried tomatoes for a different flavor.

Hummus with Red Pepper Flakes
Hummus with Red Pepper Flakes. A vegetarian and vegan hummus dip recipe with a bit of a kick. Serve with pita bread or fresh sliced veggies.

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves
An easy recipe for vegetarian and vegan stuffed grape leaves, a favorite middle eastern appetizer or main dish. This recipe uses fresh chopped parsley and mock meat.

Broccoli with Tahini Sauce
According to Saad, About.com's Guide to Middle Eastern food, this recipe would also work well with cauliflower instead of broccoli for a vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern vegetable dish.

Grilled Stuffed Grape Leaves with Goat Cheese and Couscous
Grilled Stuffed Grape Leaves with Goat Cheese and Couscous

Israeli couscous recipe
Israeli couscous recipe ideas for vegetarian and vegans - Healthy whole grain pearl couscous recipes

Deviled Eggs with Hummus
About.com's guide to Middle Eastern food offers this vegetarian recipe for deviled eggs with hummus.

Feta Cheese Pita Sandwich
Pita bread sandwiches are an easy and fun lunch or afternoon snack. Try this vegetarian recipe for a feta cheese and cucumber sandwich.

Vegetarian Falafel Salad
Serve this vegetarian falafel salad with extra hot sauce and tahini.

Vegetarian French Fry Sandwich
According to Saad, About.com's Guide to Middle Eastern food, French Fry sandwiches are a popular street food and snack throughout the mideast. Here's how to make it.

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