Khiar Bil Na'na

Khiar Bil Na'na Recipe

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Source: Claudia Roden as printed in 'Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon


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15 Min
Food Processor


  • 1
    large cucumber (or 3 small cucumbers)
  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    orange blossom water (to taste-- i add more)
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • 2 sprig(s)
    fresh mint, finely chopped (fresh!)

How to Make Khiar Bil Na'na


  1. Wash the cucumber(s) well then peel and grate. You can either grate by hand or use a food processor.
  2. Drain off the juices. I use a salad spinner to drain the liquid from the cucumber(s).
  3. Mix the drained cucumbers with the remaining ingredients. Set aside for about 30 minutes then serve.

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About Khiar Bil Na'na

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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