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Salatet Zaatar Akhdar weh Bakleh (Green Thyme and Purslane Bouquet Sal


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#1 Nicolai

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:55 AM

Green fresh wild Thyme is a Lebanese salad born at the times of the Mezzeh offerings.

Green Thyme is now available in most of the Middle East and it is served as a salad.

 

The Green Fresh Wild Thyme in Lebanon was prepared with white Onion slivers - Lemon Juice - EVOO - S&P.

Variations are with the addition of Rocket leaves (Aragula) and sometimes Green Olives.

 

My variation is to add Purslane which again is a typical Levant herb.

 

It goes like this:

 

- Green fresh wild Thyme

- Purslane

- Cucumbers

- Tomatoes

- Raddish

- Green Onions

- Lemon Juice (a lot)

- EVOO with macerated Chilis

- S&P

 

You eat it by scooping it with Arabic flat bread.

I did add Green Olives later!

 

And yes, pearls of sweat should form between the eyebrows when you smell the salad bouquet.....

 

 

 

 

Mise en Place

 

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Plated

 

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#2 Hassouni

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

Oh man I miss salads like this!