4 Most Essential Vegetarian and Vegan Ingredients

4 Most Essential Vegetarian and Vegan Ingredients


 When it comes to Lebanese cuisines, authentic dishes use healthy ingredients to bring out the rich flavour of their dishes. And though most Lebanese menu is composed of halal food such as Lamb and Chicken, all dishes use healthy ingredients which for Vegans and Vegetarians, are the essential ingredients where they can get their source of nutrients from.

Since vegans and vegetarians do not have access to nutrients from meat or any animal products, they need other sources of nutrients to balance their diet. Here are the four most essential ingredients that vegans and vegetarians must have in their every meal.


optimised photo of legumesLegumes or Beans such as Lentils, Peas and Legumes are the best sources of protein and fibre along with vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc. In vegan and vegetarian dishes, Beans are mostly used to make Hummus, Falafel, Tofu and other favourite dishes. According to Healthy Eating, a half cup serving of Beans can give a person 31% more than the average nutrients we receive from regular food. Aside from this, Beans also promote regular bowel movement and lower sugar lever and cholesterol, thus decreasing the chance for heart problems.

WHOLE Grains

whole grainsAs a source of carbohydrates, Whole Grains are the essential replacement for rice or bread in any vegan or vegetarian diet. In this diet, Whole Grains are used as substitute ingredient to flour when making pasta or bread; with brown rice or quinoa as other substitutes. Aside from carbohydrates, Whole Grains are also a good source of vitamins such as Vitamin B and E, Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and more.


Hummus is a perth vegan food and a perth vegetarian food.

Tahini offers a lot of medical benefits such as lowering cholesterol, decreasing the probability of cancer, strengthening the bones, and curing arthritis. With just two tablespoons of Tahini, you can already get a high dose of thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Tahini is a paste made from ground seeds that are usually served as a dip or mixed with other ingredients to make a sauce.



olive oil optimisedHealthy Oils such as Canola, Coconut or Extra-Virgin Olive Oil are essential in vegan and vegetarian diet because they contain Omega-3 fats that are needed by the body to help reduce the risk of having heart problems and high cholesterol and blood pressure. In Lebanese cuisines, Olive Oil is often mixed with other herbs and spices to make dips and sauces, and salad dressings.

Elie’s Tent

Elie’s Tent is a belly dancing restaurant and is Perth’s best restaurant when it comes to entertaining people while they dine on a Lebanese menu. As an authentic Lebanese restaurant that serves halal food, Elie’s Tent is also, in another way, one of the Victoria Park vegetarian restaurants that serve vegan food in Perth.

As a vegan-friendly restaurant in Perth, our Lebanese menu includes Salads Perth and Lebanese Coffee Pot to satisfy all your cravings. From salads to dips, our vegan food in Victoria Park menu comprises of Hummus, Moutabbal, Tabbouleh and the Lebanese Garden Salad. And as a restaurant that serves vegetarian food in Victoria Park, our dishes include Hummus, Moutabbal and Avocado for Dips, with Yoghurt Cucumber Salad (Khyar Bi-Laban), Tabbouleh, Lebanese Garden Salad and Fattoush.


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