Gazan Hot Tomato and Dill Salad

Dagga (Salata Ghazawiyya)

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2–3

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This is the most basic and most frequently served salad in Gaza, with a hot bite that makes it a fantastic accompaniment to meaty stews or rice dishes. Dagga, which is a variation of the word meaning “pounded” in Arabic (an irony that is not lost on Gaza’s inhabitants), is commonly scooped up with Arabic bread and has a consistency similar to that of a Mexican salsa.

As with many other recipes in this book, there are hotly contested variations. Many friends and family members