Pumpkin Kibbi Balls

Kibbi Kebab Luctine (kib-bee kib-bab luck-teen)


Preparation info

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    2 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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People rave over the unique flavor of this vegetarian kibbi. The subtle taste of the pumpkin and bulgur wheat complements the filling of sautéed onions and walnuts, and the flavor of the pomegranate makes them tart yet sweet. Offer Pumpkin Kibbi Balls as part of a mezza buffet, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, or an afternoon snack.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Bulgur #1 (fine) and dibs ruman (pomegranate molasses), both found at specialty markets or online.


Prepare Ahead

The Pumpkin Kibbi Balls can be frozen raw for several weeks. Freeze uncovered on a plastic-lined baking sheet, then store in an airtight container. Fry as directed without thawing.