Spinach Stew

Margat Sbenagh

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Spinach is an exclusively winter vegetable in Iraq, and more often than not, it is made into a delicious stew.

It is one of the few stews traditionally cooked without tomatoes. Still, some people do prefer to have it red. I personally like it green and serve it with Yellow Rice with Saffron. Herbs collectively called ala are used to give spinach stew a distinctive appetizing aroma. They are chopped parsley, dill, leeks, fresh cilantro,