Salata Arabia

When I eat this salad I am transported back to the Jordan Valley, where I spend a lot of time with farmers who are being supported by the livelihoods programme I run.  As I get out of the car at 8am into the perfectly dry heat, I am ushered over to an upturned pallet that has a bowl of this salad on it with a plate of Labneh, fresh and warm bread and sweet sweet tea.  They grow all the ingredients for this salad right here; fresh and proud.  I sigh with relief as I have missed breakfast to get here so early, I have been in the car for hours.  I tuck in, while hearing about how things have been since my last visit.  The good, the bad and the ugly.

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