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I prefer my version (gourmet Mag. April, 2004), which includes 1 c. Italian (flat leafed parsley) and 1/2 c of mint - both finely chopped. These 2 give a very distinct taste. Especially mint is VERY commonly used in Middle Eastern and North Indian cuisine. Christiane M.E.

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Christiane M. E. July 07, 2004

This is really good. I think, however, that the dressing needs to be added 5 to 15 minutes before serving, to coat the herbs so that they don't feel dry. Thank you so much for posting this! It was a perfect contrast to the Moroccan Chicken and Spiced Couscous that I served with it.

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quondamquadrat December 09, 2008

We make this all summer in Morocco exactly as stated though Morocco and the Maghreb never use olive oil for anything such as this. The only difference is that mine uses blended vegetable oil and never mint as suggested! I lived on this and adore it! Look forward to being back in Morocco in May and this WILL be on the menus!

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Hajar Elizabeth April 15, 2007

I felt this was a very simple, tasty salad that was quite easy to prepare. I enjoyed it a lot, although I think that perhaps a bit more dressing (lemon/oil) would give it just a little more flavor and that would be nice. Thanks for posting!

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Sue Lau May 22, 2004

I make this salad all the time, although I didn't know it was a "Palestine" salad. Sounds Italian to me! I've always, always, mixed cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and the other ingredients. Very good!

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Agnes DiFonzo April 29, 2004

I had a dear old Lebanese uncle, and this reminded me of him. He ate this with EVERYTHING! I may have cut the dice a bit larger than he would, but it was fantastic-fresh tasting and full of flavour. I especially remember the parsley in it. Thanks.

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JustJanS April 29, 2004

This is really nice! I've had this several times in Oman and always have enjoyed it. I like to drizzle a little regular mustard over this and serve this cold. This is really really nice:-)

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Charishma_Ramchandani April 27, 2004

What is there not to like about this recipe??? I love how easy it is to prepare and how fresh it tasted alongside my Jordanian meal last night. Thanks for a great recipe that I will make over and over again.

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Axles November 13, 2012

Fresh and good. I did use a good unrefined extra virgin olive oil & purple onion. I will make this again.

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UmmBinat May 05, 2010

Lovely salad! I am sure I will fix this many times over the summer.I did use a little more oil and used a red small onion,very good. Next day ( we had some leftovers!) I added a few spoons creme fraiche and that was good also. Nice picture Sue Lau,mine salad looked just like that! Thanks for sharing Baraahnz.

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Chef Els April 25, 2010
Arabic Salad