A day at the beach

June 18, 2010  •  Category:


In Lebanon these days one has a choice of beaches: you can go to a ritzy beach (if you want to parade in your latest outfit) , a free beach, a moderate beach; it all depends on what you are in the mood for. This one is  located North of Byblosand it has a nice family atmosphere and great food that you can eat right at the beach. Tabbouleh, fries, fresh fried fish, fattoush and  fresh fruits.

Here my cousin Isabelle is having a traditional Lebanese sweet (and healthy) snack of tahini mixed with carob molasses or debess.

For a fattoush salad recipe, click here.

For a baba ghannouj or eggplant dip recipe, click here.

For a tahini and carob molasses recipe, click here.

For a tabbouleh recipe, click here.


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  1. lisaiscooking says:

    Beautiful beach and delicious food! Wish I were spending my day there. Now, I have to try tahini and carob molasses!

  2. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    Beautiful beach and beautiful food! What a great, fresh spread of beach snacks. You are making me very jealous as I sit here at my desk!

  3. Rosa says:

    Ohhh, I am jealous ;-)!



  4. Lyndsey says:

    Food just tastes better at the beach. Thanks for the recipes! The beach is beautiful!

  5. elra says:

    taste even better when you can enjoy the scrumptious food on the beach.

  6. June says:

    Wow – what a beach! Quite different from the ones we’ll be visiting in Oregon soon in that you can walk for miles and not see another soul, and need fleece jackets rather than swim suits. As for food – scarce to say the least unless you bring your own. I think I’m a little jealous of your beach! Ha.

  7. SYLVIA says:

    This is a breath taking view of the Mediterranean sea, the waves that toss are so, calm, friendly, and inviting, I am sure the water is warm too, lucky you Joumana you get to sun bathe, and swim in it, I remeber how we looked forward for summer, and swimming. Thank you for this post card, it is very calming.

  8. lisa says:

    Beautiful beach pics! I’m so envious sitting here blog surfing before getting ready to go to work! How I would love to be doing the same right now. The food looks wonderful and absolutely delicious.

  9. peter says:

    Ahhh, that’s the life: beach, tan, get got, swim, dry off, tan, swim, get hungry, sleep it off, digest and swim all over again. (sigh)

  10. Ivy says:

    Beautiful beach and food. I’ve been going to the beach every day this week but now I am beginning to feel quite exhausted. Have to get some carob molasses when I visit Cyprus again as I don’t have any left.

  11. rebecca says:

    oh wow what a place and great food heaven

  12. Gloria says:

    What lovely pictures I love them! My Mom in law family came from Lebanon, is beautiful!

  13. Suman Singh says:

    hmm..beautiful beach and delicious food..what more one can ask for..btw, thanks for the recipes too…have a nice weekend and tk care!

  14. 12th Man says:

    Carob molasses? Oh, I am so hooked on something I’ve never even tried before!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. TheKitchenWitch says:

    What a gorgeous setting and beautiful food! I sure wish I were right there beside you! That water looks stunning!

  16. Magdalena says:

    Thanks for all those beautiful recipes and have a good time on the beach. I was on the beach 4 years ago (that was in Provence)….

  17. Carol says:

    What a beautiful beach! The water looks so perfect! and so does the meal. Delicious!

  18. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:

    I am so envious, as I sit here in the rain and cold! I have never heard of carob molasses. I’ll be checking that out.

  19. Sushma Mallya says:

    Love beaches , am sure you must have had a great time

  20. Louise says:

    That’s the only thing I miss about Westhampton, there are no “real” beaches in PA. A day at the beach with a spread like that, oh my goodness. Perfecto!

    It just so happens that we’re playing the Picnic Game over at my blog Joumana. Won’t you join us? No it won’t look as pretty and serene but I know for sure we’ll have good eats!!!

  21. Jean says:

    I’ve been enjoying your on-location posts. Thanks for your beautiful pictures, food and this gorgeous beach!

  22. Louise says:

    I’m so sorry, Joumana. The letter A is taken. I do hope you have a back up.
    and T are all taken.

    You can always play the Picnic Game on your blog. That’s one way to get the letter A:) and then we can all link up!!!

  23. grace says:

    awesome spread, joumana! i don’t get to the beach very often, but when i do, a picnic is definitely in order. 🙂

  24. Cherine says:

    I’m so jealous!! U’re on the beach and here it’s gloomy and cold 🙁
    Enjoy Lebanon, the great weather and the yummy food!! 🙂

  25. FOODESSA says:

    Joumana…where can I sign up for your next vacation ;o)
    Great beach, lovely company and to top it off…great food too!
    How will you ever be able to go back from this very appealing place?
    Wishing you so many more great days ahead, Claudia

  26. Joanne says:

    You have the best picnic food! Our beach trips were usually filled with chips and bad snacks. These take the cake!

  27. Jojo says:

    It looks like you had a heavenly day at the beach. Byblos is so beautiful.

  28. Eve@CheapEthnicEatz says:

    For a instant portal trip next to Joumana at the beach, click here.

  29. Mary says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful day at the beach! I have never heard of carob molasses, so I am going to have to go in search, as I really want to try this!

  30. Lazaro says:

    Wonderful day on the beach. Great food spread. Lovely photos very well done. Your cousin looks quite fit.

    Be Well…

  31. tobias cooks! says:

    I envy you for the beach. I am still sitting in the city. Enjoy the trip!

  32. Alina says:

    Aw these fruit are to die for! I’m craving a watermelon now!!

  33. pierre says:

    salut joumana
    tu es deja au liban ? tout ceci fait bien envie le temps est pourri à paris l’hiver revient pluie et 16)c c’est pas possible on va pas tenir !!! Bizz parisienne !! Pierre

  34. Doc says:

    Looks divine. What is the green item in the bowl?

    • Joumana says:

      @Doc: are you referring to the bowl with the baba ghannouj? there is a puddle of olive oil in the middle of it. The main bowl has tabbouleh salad in it which is almost all green because it is supposed to be made up of parsley and tomatoes and onions with barely any bulgur, not the opposite which is what is done in the west; of course parsley in Lebanon is very thin and so the tabbouleh taste much better. (even the Italian parsley in the US is tough)

  35. dana says:

    Ahh, Joumana! I am loving your posts. We had to cancel our trip because Jad fill sick, so I am living Lebanon through your posts. Looking forward to them every night. Enjoy!!

  36. Krista says:

    What a wonderful day, Joumana!!! Such a gorgeous beach and delectable spread. 🙂

  37. Mimi says:

    Tasty snacks and a beautiful beach make for a great day.

  38. Vince says:

    White Beach is the best beach in the world

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