This lesson will teach students how to prepare simple Lebanese foods. They will prepare a Mezze. Using an online Arabic dictionary, they will create signs and posters advertising the festival. They will label the foods.
1. The students will be introduced to some of the more familiar Lebanese foods and learn the names of the foods in Arabic.
2. Reading and following directions- The students will read recipes and follow the steps for preparing Lebanese foods.
3. The students will follow sequenced instructions to make Hummus.
B. Key Vocabulary:
3. lemon juice
4. tahini (sesame paste)
5. olive oil
C. Ingredients Needed
1 16 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 large clove of garlic
1/2 cup of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoon of water
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
The students will follow the following steps:
1. Mince the garlic in a food processor.
2. Add the chickpeas and purée
3. Add the lemon juice, tahini, water, salt, and one tablespoon of olive oil
4. Purée for two minutes or until the mixture is smooth
5. For variety, add roasted garlic or roasted red peppers before puréeing
6. After the hummus is very smooth place on a plate lined with lettuce leaves
7. Make an impression in the center of the hummus and add the other tablespoon of olive oil
8. Sprinkle on the paprika and chopped parsley.
9. Serve with Arabic flatbread or pita.
1. Using the Internet, library, and cookbooks, the students will research other recipies including, tabouli, baba ganousie, to create a Lebanese Mezzo (spread of foods). This Mezzo will be presented at the “Baalbeck” Festival.
2. List the foods mentioned in the book. Learn the Arabic pronunciation of the foods.
3. The students will write a paragraph describing their favorite Lebanese foods and how they made them. They will make illustrations of the foods.
1. Students will be assessed by the outcome of the foods they prepare and how well they follow directions.
2. Students will be assessed on the paragraphs and drawings.