Kibbi Balls in Cilantro Yogurt

Kibbi Labaniyeh (kib-bee leb-ban-nee-yee)


Preparation info

  • 1 Dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

The layering of flavors in this dish will intrigue you. It is so versatile that it can be served as a soup, as a starter to a meal, or as part of a buffet. What makes this taste so delicious is the duet of flavors created by the cilantro-laced garlic yogurt and the enticing onion, red bell pepper, sumak, and walnut filling in the kibbi balls.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Tahini, found at specialty markets or online. Some specialty markets sell pre-made kibbi balls. They should be raw or steamed and frozen.


    Prepare Ahead

    This dish can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated. You can prepare the raw kibbi balls days to weeks in advance and freeze them until needed. Cook them directly from the freezer as described below.