Vegan-friendly menu options in Jordan

Though Jordanians love their lahmeh (meat), it is not hard to be a vegan in this country. Middle Eastern cuisine is full of options for both vegans and vegetarians alike.

Though falafel, hummus and pita bread are delicious, there are plenty of other ways to keep your stomach full and happy without straying from vegetarianism or veganism.

Below are some of my favorite go-to vegan-friendly dishes to order straight off the menu at traditional Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants:

Hummus

hummus
Source: @ihummus on Instagram

Main ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, olive oil

Shorbet Adas (lentil soup)

shorbet adas
Source: @foodbypatricia on Instagram

Falafel

falafel
Source: @bakefreeco on Instagram

Main ingredients: fried chickpeas, spices

Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)

dolmas
Source: @globefoods on Instagram

Maqdous (mini stuffed eggplants)

maqdous
Source: @kitchenofpalestine on Instagram

Main ingredients: baby eggplants stuffed with walnuts, red chilies, garlic and preserved in olive oil

Mujaddara

mujaddara
Source: @potlevant on Instagram

Main ingredients: lentils, rice, carmelized onions

Bamya (okra stew)

bamya
Source: @dyt.hakan on Instagram

Main ingredients: okra, tomatoes, onion, parsley

Tip: Bamia can also be made with meat, so make sure you ask first

Fasolya (white bean tomato soup)

fasolya
Source: @ftota14 on Instagram

Yakhni Sabanekh (spinach & chickpea stew)

yakhni sabanekh
Source: eatpalestine.com

Manaqeesh Zaatar

manaqeesh zaatar
Source: @neven_majaida on Instagram

Main ingredients: bread with olive oil and zaatar spice (thyme, sumac, oregano, sesame seeds)

Tabbouleh

tabbouleh
Source: @drlauraskitchen on Instagram

Main ingredients: bulgur, parsley, mint, tomato, cucumber, lemon juice

Fattoush

fattoush
Source: @rolita45123 on Instagram

Main ingredients: cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley, mint, lemon juice, sumac, grape molasses dressing, fried pita croutons

Salata Tahini

tahini salad
Source: @agiovanni28 on Instagram

Main ingredients: tomato, cucumbers, tahini

and…

don’t forget that the staples like pita bread, olives and pickles are vegan-friendly too


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