Bursting with flavour, highly nutritious, yet simple and versatile, there’s just something special about Lebanese food.
Whether you’re slathering tasty hummus over some soft pita bread, scooping a pile of smoky Baba Ghanoush onto a cracker, feasting on some fluffy, flavoursome falafel, or whipping up a whole Mediterranean inspired meal, the appeal of Lebanese food is undeniable.
But what makes it so good? Is it the freshness, the herbs and spices, the simplicity of the ingredients? We reckon it’s a little bit of that and more.
Let’s talk about why Lebanese food is so darn moreish.
What Makes Lebanese Food So Delicious?
Delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated! One of the best things about Lebanese food is its simplicity. You won’t find an extensive list of ingredients that are hard to pronounce and even harder to find. Just whole grains, legumes, quality produce, and some key herbs and spices to bring it all together.
Take Kohkoz Traditional Hummus, for example. This Lebanese staple is so good it’s hard to stop scooping until the bowl is empty. Yet, the only ingredients are chickpeas, tahini, water, lemon juice, olive, oil, salt, and citric acid. Simple yet smoothly irresistible!
Food just tastes better when the ingredients are fresh, local, and free of nasty preservatives. Lebanese cuisine embraces this “fresh is best” ethos, opting for quality over quantity in all the dishes.
Kohkoz is all about quality ingredients. We use only the very best, sourced directly from New Zealand or Lebanon whenever we can. And of course, we keep it real with no added colours, GMOs, or preservatives – it just tastes better that way!
Whoever says that healthy food is boring and tasteless has obviously never tried Lebanese cuisine!
Rated by Health Line as #10 in the world’s top healthiest cuisines, Lebanese food is packed full of stuff that is as good for your body as it is for your tastebuds.
Firstly, instead of butter or heavy fats, Lebanese cooking involves lots of olive oil – a much better option for your body.
Tahini is another common ingredient. This paste made from ground sesame seeds is high in nutrients such as iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Legumes like chickpeas (found in many Lebanese dishes) are a great low-fat protein option with plenty of fibre… need we go on? We really could, but we still haven’t talked about how Lebanese food is so…
Chickpeas, garlic and tahini – is there a better combo than these three? Whether you’re a sucker for Traditional Hummus, prefer the extra garlicky kick of Kohkoz For the Love of Garlic, or can’t get past the sultry goodness of Smoky Baba Ghanoush, there’s no denying that Lebanese food is a real treat for the tastebuds.
And when you pair those goodies with some oh-so-soft freshly baked Pita Bread… comfort food that’s healthy AND satisfying? We’re here for it!
Besides all those fresh, quality ingredients we talked about above, Lebanese cuisine's herbs and spices take it to the next level.
In the traditional Za’atar herb mix, you’ll find a combination of thyme, oregano, and marjoram, with a few sesame seeds thrown in for good measure.
You’re also likely to discover the deliciousness of freshly chopped coriander, parsley, mint, and cardamom.
Are You Hungry Now?
Well, we don’t know about you, but all that talk of Lebanese food has our tummies rumbling. If you’ve never tried it, it’s time to find out what you’ve been missing out on. And if you have tried it, then it’s time to come back for another helping!
At Kohkoz, we are proud to create authentic, fresh, nutritious, and delicious Lebanese food that you can get delivered to your door. Head over to our store to see what you want to try out first.