A day at the beach
June 18, 2010 • Category: Travel
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.
40 Comments • Comments Feed
Beautiful beach and delicious food! Wish I were spending my day there. Now, I have to try tahini and carob molasses!
On June 18, 2010 at 7:45 am
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!
On June 18, 2010 at 7:49 am
Ohhh, I am jealous ;-)!
On June 18, 2010 at 9:21 am
Food just tastes better at the beach. Thanks for the recipes! The beach is beautiful!
On June 18, 2010 at 9:23 am
taste even better when you can enjoy the scrumptious food on the beach.
On June 18, 2010 at 9:28 am
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.
On June 18, 2010 at 10:00 am
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.
On June 18, 2010 at 10:00 am
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.
On June 18, 2010 at 10:20 am
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)
On June 18, 2010 at 10:23 am
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.
On June 18, 2010 at 10:49 am
oh wow what a place and great food heaven
On June 18, 2010 at 11:05 am
What lovely pictures I love them! My Mom in law family came from Lebanon, is beautiful!
On June 18, 2010 at 11:11 am
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!
On June 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
12th Man says:
Carob molasses? Oh, I am so hooked on something I’ve never even tried before!
Have a great weekend!
On June 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm
What a gorgeous setting and beautiful food! I sure wish I were right there beside you! That water looks stunning!
On June 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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)….
On June 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm
What a beautiful beach! The water looks so perfect! and so does the meal. Delicious!
On June 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm
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.
On June 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Sushma Mallya says:
Love beaches , am sure you must have had a great time
On June 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm
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!!!
On June 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm
I’ve been enjoying your on-location posts. Thanks for your beautiful pictures, food and this gorgeous beach!
On June 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm
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!!!
On June 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Food Jihadist says:
On June 19, 2010 at 1:21 am
awesome spread, joumana! i don’t get to the beach very often, but when i do, a picnic is definitely in order. 🙂
On June 19, 2010 at 3:00 am
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!! 🙂
On June 19, 2010 at 4:39 am
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
On June 19, 2010 at 5:05 am
You have the best picnic food! Our beach trips were usually filled with chips and bad snacks. These take the cake!
On June 19, 2010 at 5:48 am
It looks like you had a heavenly day at the beach. Byblos is so beautiful.
On June 19, 2010 at 6:35 am
For a instant portal trip next to Joumana at the beach, click here.
On June 19, 2010 at 7:41 am
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!
On June 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Wonderful day on the beach. Great food spread. Lovely photos very well done. Your cousin looks quite fit.
On June 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm
tobias cooks! says:
I envy you for the beach. I am still sitting in the city. Enjoy the trip!
On June 20, 2010 at 2:05 am
Aw these fruit are to die for! I’m craving a watermelon now!!
On June 20, 2010 at 4:12 am
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
On June 20, 2010 at 5:40 am
Looks divine. What is the green item in the bowl?
On June 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
@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)
On June 20, 2010 at 10:31 am
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!!
On June 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm
What a wonderful day, Joumana!!! Such a gorgeous beach and delectable spread. 🙂
On June 21, 2010 at 11:48 am
Tasty snacks and a beautiful beach make for a great day.
On June 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm
White Beach is the best beach in the world
On December 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm