Abu Safiya’s Salad

Salatit Abu Safiya

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

Yousef Abu Safiya was the former minister of the environment. He is also a zealous ecologist, amateur nutritionist, innovative cook, and tinkerer. Eager to tell us about his adventures in the kitchen, he shared this recipe for a cousin of dagga that has been in his family for generations, since before they fled to Gaza for safety from the village of Hamama in 1948. He made it, with great pride, in the same 27-yearold zibdiya his father used.

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