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Vegan Heirloom beans – Lebanese traditional fasoulia bi zeit


Vegan Heirloom beans - lebanese fasoulia bzeit|marmite et ponpon

I heart our Lebanese cuisine for how versatile and wholesome is. Cooking traditional Lebanese is a pleasure, with few ingredients you can have a surprisingly deep flavor dish. Vegan, vegetarian or with meat the same dish can be presented, and each time as a symphony of blended middle eastern flavors.

Today’s dish is vegan heirloom beans, can be done with also pinto beans. Fasoulia (beans) bi zeit (zeit is oil, meaning meatless), when you say bi zeit immediately you think of eating Lebanese bread to substitute rice. Almost all Lebanese vegan dishes can be presented hot or at room temperature, as main dish or even part of mezze but the one thing for sure, is with bread and lots of vegetables. I told you we eat very healthy 🙂

Vegan Heirloom beans - lebanese fasoulia bi zeit|marmite et ponpon|marmite et ponpon

If you are cooking with dried beans, you need to soak them in water for at least 12 hours and better overnight. I am cooking with green ones, thanks for my parents who sent me some overseas.

One cup can serve 2-4 people depending on how you are serving it. I will make 2 cups in this recipe, (almost half a kilo) to serve 4 as a main dish.

  • 2 cups heirloom|pinto beans
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato puree plus 2 tbsp tomato paste (for deeper flavor)
  • salt to taste

In a deep pot fry the onions and garlic in olive oil until tender and fragrant.If you are not fan of garlic you can substitute with one tsp garlic salt for milder flavor. Add tomato puree and tomato paste and keep cooking for 2-3 minutes. Drain out the beans (if you have them soaked) and add it to the mixture. Pour 4 cups of water and let them boil.

When it starts boiling, reduce to low heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for an hour. If the water reduces feel free to add some more. The level of water should be always 2-3cm above the grains.

Vegan Heirloom beans - lebanese fasoulia bi zeit|marmite et ponpon|marmite et ponpon

Serve it hot or at room temperature as per your choice. Eat like a Lebanese with an endless choice of side vegetables like cucumber, tomato, radish, raw or spring onion… or even pickles!

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60 meatless\vegan dishes ideas for lent|marmite et ponpon


60 meatless dish idea

This post is to share with you some meatless dishes ideas, and some vegan as well, to help those who are trying to abstain meat during lent. Here are 60 ideas from marmite et ponpon:

1- syadye (fish with rice)

syadye

2- deviled eggs (bayd w batata)

bayd w batata

3- mac n cheese

mac n cheese

4- batenjen el rahib (aubergine salad)

batenjen el rahib

5- carrot ginger soup

carrot ginger soup

6- zucchini omelette عجة كوسى

ejjit kousa

7- shrimp tagliatelle

shrimp tagliatelle

8- caprese pasta salad

caprese pasta salad

9- broccoli soup

broccoli soup

10- salade au chevre chaud

salad au chevre chaud

11- cherry tomato basil salad

cherry tomato basil salad

12- salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

13- thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

14- ginger scented rice pilaf with whole roast fish

ginger scented rice pilaf with whole roast fish

15- baked fish in sesame ginger marinade

baked fish in sesame ginger marinade

16- Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

17- spinach fetta in puff pastry

spinach fetta in puff pastry

18- loubyeh bi zeit – vegan flat green beans

loubyeh bi zeit – vegan flat green beans

19- Savory spinach feta cheese quiche

Savory spinach feta cheese quiche

20- romano and pineapple salad

romano and pineapple salad

21- sweet balsamic glazed salmon

sweet balsamic glazed salmon

22- artichoke spinach dip

artichoke spinach dip

23- spinach and cream cheese lasagna

spinach and cream cheese lasagna

24- salade nicoise

salade nicoise

25- baked salmon with avocado salsa

baked salmon with avocado salsa

26- mushroom soup

mushroom soup

27- makhlouta (mix grains soup)

makhlouta (mix grains soup)

28- adas bhamoud (chard and lentil soup)

adas bhamoud (chard and lentil soup)

29- three cheese and white wine penne

Three cheese and white wine penne

30- roast pumpkin soup

roast pumpkin soup

31- spinach goat cheese tortellini

Spinach goat cheese tortellini

32- kibbet batata (lebanese vegan potato kibbe)

kibbet batata (lebanese vegan potato kibbe)

33- mdardara – vegan lebanese lentil and rice pilaf

Mdardara – vegan lebanese lentil and rice pilaf

34- fasoulia mtabbalé – vegan Lebanese butter beans

Fasoulia mtabbalé – vegan Lebanese butter beans

35- artichoke spinach quiche

artichoke spinach quiche

36- minted yogurt pasta

Minted yogurt pasta

37- smoked salmon and crab sandwich

Smoked salmon and crab sandwich

38- shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits

Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits

39- pomegranate and mandarin feta salad

Pomegranate and mandarin feta salad

40- hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes

41- cheesy pull apart bread

Cheesy pull apart bread

42- purslane, avocado and rocket salad

purslane, avocado and rocket salad

43- watermelon and Bulgarian salad

Watermelon and Bulgarian salad

44- caprese quiche

Caprese quiche

45- grilled halloumi with pesto and tapenade

grilled halloumi with pesto and tapenade

46- crab orange sandwich

crab orange sandwich

47- broccoli cheese soup

broccoli cheese soup

48- boursin cheese,spinach and strawberry

Boursin cheese,spinach and strawberry

49- spinach, leek and cheddar cheese quiche

Spinach, leek and cheddar cheese quiche

50- fatteh hummos – chickpeas, yogurt and pita

Fatteh hummos – chickpeas, yogurt and pita

51- classic bulgur pilaf and vermicelli

Classic bulgur pilaf and vermicelli

52- fish tagine in Tahina sauce

Fish tagine in Tahina sauce

53- smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

54- parmigiana di melanzane (aubergines parmesan)

Parmigiana di melanzane (aubergines parmesan)

55- tabbouleh

tabbouleh

56- beetroot and feta tart

Beetroot and feta tart

57- spinach lasagna roll ups

Spinach lasagna roll ups

58- fatteh batenjen – chickpeas, aubergine, yogurt and pita

Fatteh batenjen – chickpeas, aubergine, yogurt and pita

59- basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls

60- shrimp basil linguine

Shrimp basil linguine

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Spinach lasagna roll ups


spinach lasagna roll ups|marmite et ponpon

If you never tried these delicious lasagna roll ups, put this meal on top of your must make list! You will fall in love with it, as much as i did. The combination of flavors are soooo good you will be tempted to eat right out of the baking dish.

This irresistible meatless dish is worth a try. You will need to make it:

8 lasagna noodles, cooked as per box instructions

for the tomato sauce:

  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 ml crushed tomato
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • salt to taste

Heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onions and saute until translucent. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, dried basil and salt. Cover and allow the sauce to simmer for at least 20 minutes over low heat.

tomato sauce |marmite et ponpon

For the filling:

  • 2 cups spinach, i used fresh but you can use thawed frozen too
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded and 3/4 cup slices for garnish
  • 1/2 cup emmental cheese shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • salt to taste

to be all mixed in a bowl.

how to do lasagna roll up |marmite et ponpon

Once the noodles have cooled to touch, lay them down on a working surface, spread ¼ cup of the cheese filling evenly along length of the noodles. Roll the noodles to the opposite end. Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Place the lasagna roll ups into the baking dish, seam side down. Add remaining tomato sauce on and place the mozzarella slices on top.

Loose cover with foil, make sure it doesn’t touch the cheese or it will stick. Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven to 200ºC.

spinach lasagna roll ups|marmite et ponpon

spinach lasagna roll ups|marmite et ponpon

spinach lasagna roll ups|marmite et ponpon

One great thing about making these roll up style instead of layered lasagna is that they don’t seem like too much of a splurge because they can help with portion control.

spinach lasagna roll ups|marmite et ponpon

If you’ve tried this or any other recipe on the blog please let me know the result, I love hearing from you!

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