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End-of-Summer Lebanese Recipes

I’m making my list of recipes for this bountiful end-of-summer weekend! Here’s what’s cooking:

Blueberry cobbler with golden top and a spoon on a white wood table, Maureen ABood

Blueberry Cobbler. Read here about why it means so much to me.


Watermelon cut-outs on a floral plate, for appetizers, Maureen Abood

Watermelon bites with labneh and cucumber on a plate, sourrounded by watermelon and a green-trimmed towel, Maureen abood

Watermelon bites. So cute! So delicious.


Baba Gannouj,

Baba gannouj, smokey eggplant dip. Serve your baba with pita chips and veggies to tide them over.


Tabbouleh salad with bulgur and tomatoes in a blue-rimmed bowl, Maureen Abood

Tabbouleh salad. Perfect with any and all grilled food! Make it with bulgur, or cooked quinoa for a gluten-free option.


Lamb shish kebabs on a pan with yellow peppers and red onion, Maureen Abood

Grilled Shish Kebab. Use lamb, beef, or chicken. Or skip the meat like my brother would, and go all veggie!


Lamb Kofta Burgers,

Kofta burgers, ready to grill. Ultra-flavorful and delicious.


Lebanese Potato Salad,

Lebanese potato salad. Lemony, minted, fresh.


Lebanese spinach pies on a blue floral plate, Maureen Abood

Fatayar, our blessed little pies. Try them with spinach, zucchini, or meat.


raspberry cake batter for coffee cake, Maureen Abood

Raspberry Rose Crumb Cake. Make it now and freeze for a weekend breakfast.


Apricot Tart in Mom's hands, Maureen Abood

Apricot tart, how do I love thee!


Fresh mint lemonade with mint sprigs and little hand, Maureen

Fresh Mint Lemonade, to wash it all down.





  1. Elaine Naddaff on August 30, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    impressive and beautifully arranged and photographed… I like to read the stories you write which accompany your delicious recipes… Best of times to summer 2017 ending… My plan is to make your blueberry cobbler, at least one, if not many more times this weekend!

    • Maureen Abood on August 31, 2017 at 5:24 PM

      Thank you Elaine! That cobbler is perfect this weekend–enjoy!

  2. Christina Shape on August 31, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Hi Maureen,

    I am going to make your kabobs with beef instead of lamb so should I buy a 2lb chuck roast and cut it into cubes?
    Also, for the Kafta burgers- should I use 80% ground beef if I don’t want to use lamb?

    Thanks! Love your recipes and cookbook!

  3. Kathryn Pauline on September 2, 2017 at 9:20 PM

    Oh my gosh Maureen, this post is so wonderful. Your list reminds me of so many fun times with family. <3

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