Last Saturday, Mike and I visited Nour al-Barakeh organic products bazaar to get some fresh veggies for the week ahead. It was my introduction to this weekend pop-up market which hosts organic farmers, food and natural cosmetics producers, local artisans and also some local chefs. With its broad selection of greens that are rarely available in Amman, Mujeb Organic Farm was my favourite!
Just as we were standing in a queue to pay for our groceries, a lady in front of us asked the cashier to discard leaves of the beets she purchased.
– I’ll take them – I said immediately. Young beet leaves are very hard to get in any Amman grocery. However, in Poland, we are simply crazy about them. Beetroot-leaves-soup is one of my childhood favourites! One of these dishes that you ask your grandma to cook over and over again. Today, I’m sharing it with you.
In Poland, we would usually add sour cream at the end. Since I’ve recently developed an intolerance to dairy, I had to skip it. Mike, however, enjoyed it with a dollop of thick, greek yoghurt (Labneh).
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