Magdoos (or makdous) are Lebanese oil-cured, stuffed eggplants. The ones above tasted quite pickled and were quartered to reveal those spiced, ground walnuts stuck inside during the curing process. They came on a bed of the thick, satiny, creamy yogurt cheese called labni (or labneh) that the Lebanese consider a helpful digestif for any meal.
We at ELV consider this food so darn healthy, we don’t know why anyone would think it needed any digestive aid, but regardless, the tastiness of labni (alone, or accompanying any sweet or savory) is hard to deny.
The whole shebang costs on $7.50, and, along with a nice $8 tabouli salad, makes just about the perfect light lunch.
Just thought you’d like to know.
KHOURY’S MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT
6115 South Fort Apache Rd. #100
Las Vegas, NV 89148