I saw mounds of these at the Palestinian grocer and my heart skipped a beat.
They brought me back to Beirut in the seventies; we used to eat these as a snack after school. We’d buy them from cart vendors. They would appear in the Spring only.
Here is the link to a nursery that carries them.
Here is how they are eaten: dipped in salt!
They are tiny (an inch across, no more), a tad sour, juicy and very crunchy!
It makes me happy to see my daughter, who missed out on the experience of growing up in a mediterranean country, grab them and eat them like I did. These come from California.
I am thinking of replacing the salt with chili powder or Aleppo pepper.
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