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kibbet batata

Potato Kibbeh – Kibbet Batata Lebanese Recipe

  • Author: Nejona
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan kibbet batata or potato kibbeh is ready in less than 30 minutes and is a precious dish on a plant-based menu. All you will need is potatoes, bulgur, a bunch of herbs, walnuts, and extra virgin olive oil.


Units Scale
  • 2 1/4 pounds (1kg) potatoes
  • 1 cup fine bulgur
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (ground)
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 fresh green chile pepper
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 5 tbsp olive oil


  1. Boil the potatoes in water to cover until well cooked.
  2. Wash the bulgur, squeeze it well with your hands, and place it in a bowl.
  3. Chop the walnuts and scallions. Put in a food processor or electric mixer.
  4. Add the chile pepper, thyme, mint and blend for a moment or two (be careful not to bruise the green herbs)
  5. Peel the hot potatoes and mash them. Do not use a mixer at this point, because they might turn gluey.
  6. Mix with bulgur.
  7. Season with nutmeg and salt to taste.
  8. Knead together very well.
  9. Let it cool for a bit before adding the nut-herb mixture. This helps the herbs not to blanken.
  10. Flatten onto a serving plate, drizzle with olive oil and some red pepper on top.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean