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Fresh Italian parsley

(Palestinian parsley salad with tahini dressing)

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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


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


  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.

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