International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Bakdoonsiyyeh

Fresh Italian parsley

(Palestinian parsley salad with tahini dressing)

Image Creative Commons by cookbookman17

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Need ideas for using up all that parsley in your refrigerator's crisper? Try bakdoonsiyyeh (يقدونسية), a bright, flavorful salad packed with nutrition. Bakdoonsiyyeh is great served as a salad accompaniment to grilled or fried fish. Also spelled bakdunsieh.

4 servings

Ingredients

  • Italian parsley, stems removed, chopped -- 2 bunches
  • Tahini -- 3/4 cup
  • Lemon juice -- 1/4 cup
  • Salt -- to taste
  • Water -- as needed

Method

  1. Whisk together the tahini, lemon juice and salt in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add a tablespoon or two of water as needed to make a thick dressing. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  2. Add the chopped parsley and toss to coat the leaves. Serve immediately.

Bakdoonsiyyeh Variations

  • Stir a clove or two of minced garlic into the dressing.

You Might Also Like

Tabouli

Tabouli (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Som Tam

Som Tam (Thai green papaya salad)

(Thai green papaya salad)