Cucumber and Yogurt Salad


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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Apparently, cucumber and yogurt salad was a popular appetizer during the Middle Ages. In al-Warraq’s tenth-century Baghdadi cookbook, we come across a recipe intriguingly called jajaq. A closer look into it reveals the oldest jajeek recipe we have access to so far. Here it is:

Take a clean leather container and scent it [usually fumigated with aloe wood]. Pour yogurt into it and add salt. The outside of the container needs to be salted, too. Stir into the yog