Garden Wraps

Arous Jneini (a-roos jnay-nee)


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Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

The literal translation of arous is “bride” and jneini is “garden.” Long ago in various villages, they did not like the bride to appear too thin, so they would wrap her in layers to make her appear full and robust. That is exactly what these delicious pita wrap sandwiches are; they are full and robust. Fresh pita bread is wrapped around layers of yogurt cheese, crisp vegetables, olives, and fresh mint. Be sure to use very fresh pita breads, so they are soft and pliable.