Wild sorrel (Hommaydah)

April 1, 2012  •  Category:


A wild green popping all over the mountains in Lebanon called hommaydah, or wild sorrel (oseille in French); delicious in any dish that calls for greens with a bite and used frequently in turnovers  or fatayers. 

This time of year the mountains are starting to fill up with wildflowers and herbs, such as zaatar, cyclamens, wild orchids, daisies and the like. 

Some zaatar filling up a gap in a rock.



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  1. Velva says:

    Spring is a beautiful time that Mother Nature shares with us- a rebirth. Beautiful.


  2. Lyndsey says:

    Ahhh…the signs of spring. Beautiful photos.

  3. Diane says:

    I have sorrel coming up all over the place at the moment, just thinking of all the things i can use it for. Diane

  4. weirdcombos says:

    Good stuff Joumana. Just few blogs from our place there is a small plot with lots of wild sorrel growing there. I have harvested plenty of these sour delicacies there. Have you made pesto with sorrel? It’s pretty tasty!

  5. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:

    This looks so idyllic. I have planted sorrel in my garden.

  6. Banana Wonder says:

    I like the pesto idea! Would go great with a creamy cheese on the side with some fresh bread. Excited for sorrel and the spring!

  7. sare says:

    I can find sorrel on stalls in our pazaar.Pesto with sorrel is a great idea…
    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful picture…

  8. Barbara says:

    Lovely post! Can’t get wild sorrel around here…but I found some at Whole Foods and made a divine sorrel soup!

  9. Namitha says:

    Spring is my most favorite season ! Lovely pictures from the mountains

  10. Nicole says:

    Such beautiful and unique blooms!

  11. Magic of Spice says:

    The beauty of spring! Lovely photos 🙂

  12. Liz says:

    Thank you for sharing – what beautiful photos!

    I also wanted to share a recipe with you that I have been searching for
    – I finally found it! I’ve never had it stuffed with the cheese but it looks great.
    The version I’ve tasted has sesame seeds sprinkled on top… this is soooo yummy! It’s called Khaliat Nahal (bee’s hive in Arabic). The post is by Sadaf Afshan.


    Hope you enjoy! and thanks again for all your wonderful recipes that I continue to share with my family and they all love!

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