It's been a long time since I've posted a recipe, so I figured I'd go with a simple favorite here. During my time away, I've been exploring African and Middle Eastern food a lot. This one, from Benin, requires almost no work, and the flavors are fantastic. (Note: I usually roughly chop them, to spread the goodness around.)
This can be thrown together the night before serving. In fact, it's even better to serve it after letting the flavors mingle for a good while in the fridge before doing so. Shredded carrots can be added as well.
This is an Arabic dish, similar to the Lebanese loubieh. Great served over rice with some warm flatbread. You can also add meat (lamb -- especially lamb! -- or beef works well) to this dish, but if you do, cook the meat until almost done before following the directions here.