Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Lahmajoun Recipe

Lahmajoun is one of the few meat based dishes, that my vegetarian daughter used to miss. For those who never tried Lahmajoun, it a delicious appetizer/ dish that’s made with spiced ground meat and thin bread dough. Some call it Armenian pizza, although there’s no cheese included. I already made the original Lahmajoun video tutorial last year, by my Instagram and Facebook followers request. It’s uploaded on my YouTube channel, so check it out if you like . This vegetarian Lahmajoun recipe was written especially for my daughter, but I had to share it with everyone else who may be willing to try this vegan- vegetarian version.

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Hope you guys try my recipe of “meatless” Lahmajoun , I can guarantee you’ll love it !

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe


Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

For the dough

1 ⅓ cup warm water

1 tbs olive oil

2 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp instant dry yeast

3-4 cups all purpose flour , you may need more or less to make soft, non sticky dough

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

For the spread

1 can red kidney beans,washed – drained

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

5-6 garlic cloves, add more if you like stronger taste

Fresh herbs: parsley,cilantro, dill about 3-4 tbs of each (use any of your favorite herbs if desired)

½ cup tomato sauce

¼ cup water

1 tsp tomato paste

2 tbs red pepper paste

Spices and seasonings such as: ground black or white pepper , red chili flakes, cayenne or paprika, curry , use about 1-2 tsp of each, or to your taste

Salt to taste

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

To make the dough

Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl

Mix and knead until soft and non sticky dough is formed

Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise, about 45-60 minutes

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Making the bean spread

In your food processor combine all your ingredients except the beans

Process until smooth, add the beans and continue mixing until everything’s well incorporated

You should have a smooth, spreadable mixture, add more water if the spread is too thick

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Making the Lahmajoun

Place the dough on your floured surface, remove the air by kneading it 1-2 minutes

Take a small piece of your dough , about the size of a walnut or slightly bigger ( I also make jumbie Lahmajoun ,when in a hurry 😉

Generously flour your work surface and roll out the dough into thin circle

Spread the bean paste and bake in 525°F /220°C degree preheated oven 4-6 minutes or until the crust turns golden color, refers to YouTube tutorial for more details

You can also cook Lahmajoun on stove top in preheated, covered skillet ,2-3 minutes or until ready

Enjoy it with fresh herbs or as is,

Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe

Bon appetite!

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Vegetarian Vegan Lahmajoun Recipe


  1. My dear Heghineh, this recipe is an absolute gem! Being of armenian descent myself, I use to eat lahmajoun all the time. I became a vegetarian at a young age and I knew the only dish I would really miss was this one. Today, I tried you’re veggie recipe and it is amazing! The softness of the dough, the spicy spread, everything is perfect. It brought tears to my eyes as it was sending me right back to my childhood. I could never thank you enough!

    Kisses from Montreal

    • Hello dear Noemie,
      So happy to hear that you liked it.
      Thank you too for taking time and letting me know ,
      I truly appreciate that.

  2. I’m also from Montréal and live near the Jean-Talon Market, in a neighbourhood where there are longstanding Italian and Lebano-Syrian communities. I also love lahmajoune, and am so glad to find a vegetarian recipe for it. I was thinking that finely-chopped eggplant/aubergine might also give the proper texture.

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