Week 66:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK FROM THE STAFF AT HIGHFIELD HALL & GARDENS, MICHELLE ITZKOWITZ!

Probably the most famous of Middle Eastern sandwiches is the falafel sandwich–several fried falafel balls served inside a pita pocket, topped with a chopped tomato and cucumber salad and drizzled with tahini. But equally popular in the region (although somewhat less known outside of it) is the sabich sandwich.

It’s an Iraqi-Israeli creation that features fried eggplant and hard-boiled eggs stuffed into a pita pocket along with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, hummus, tahini, and an amba (mango) sauce. Amba, a sauce made from pickled mango, and Israeli pickles, which are spicier and more tart than American bread-and-butter pickles, are available from international and Israeli grocers and online.

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