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I have the Jerusalam cookbook (highly recommend it), and made this salad from the cookbook. It's a VERY good salad, I will also be making it again. Opening the dates to pit them, we discovered that they can sometimes have black mold inside. This was a good lesson for us to always open them to check! Only one had it, but I wouldn't want to be the one that ate it. I also let the date/vinegar/onion mixture longer than called for, and it was just fine. The sumac-coated pita chips are the highlight of this salad, but all the flavors work wonderfully together. I am no big fan of raw spinach salads, but I'd eat this one just about any day.

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Zeldaz February 17, 2014

Made as written except for adding in some baby arugula with the baby spinach. Love all the
different flavors: peppery, sour, sweet, etc. Reviewed for NA*ME Explores OMAN. Great salad! (PS Tested with apple cider vinegar.)

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COOKGIRl January 16, 2013
Baby Spinach Salad With Dates & Almonds