Breakfast and Brunch, Palestinian Cuisine

Huweirneh (Palestinian Yogurt and Hedge Mustard)

A top view of a bowl of hedge mustard and yogurt with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread

A bowl of hedge mustard and yogurt with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread
Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Palestinian huweirneh.

What Is Huweirneh?



A bowl of huweirneh with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread
When serving, drizzle a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil.

Ingredients


Steps to Prep


A top view of a bowl of huweirneh with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread
Impress your loved ones with the rich culinary heritage of Palestine.

How to Serve Huweirneh?


Tips and Tricks


Storage Tips


A top view of a bowl of hedge mustard and yogurt with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread
You will experience a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is huweirneh or hedge mustard?

Huweirneh or hedge mustard is a wild plant that grows in late winter and early spring. It is native to the Mediterranean region.

What does hedge mustard taste like?

Hedge mustard, or huweirneh, possesses a unique flavor profile that can be described as peppery, pungent, and slightly bitter. Hedge mustard leaves taste similar to mustard greens but milder. It carries a distinct spiciness, similar to that of mustard seeds, which adds a kick to dishes.

Can I make huweirneh ahead of time?

Preparing huweirneh ahead of time is a must! This is because it should cure in the fridge for a minimum of 7 days so that the flavors meld together.


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A top view of a bowl of hedge mustard and yogurt with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil topped with finely chopped parsley and served with Palestinian sesame bread

Huweirneh (Palestinian Yogurt and Hedge Mustard)

Fatimah
Indulge in the exquisite Palestinian flavors by making this huweirneh recipe. Believe me, you will experience a tasty combination of flavors and textures.
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Palestinian
Servings 4
Calories 448 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh mustard greens
  • 3 cups yogurt plain whole milk yogurt
  • ¾ tablespoon salt
  • jalapeno, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dry the mustard greens. Then, cut off the stems.
  • Add the leaves to a food processor and chop until fine.
  • Once chopped, transfer them to a strainer and squeeze out the liquids.
  • Add them to a bowl, and add the finely chopped jalapeno, salt, and yogurt. Mix everything well.
  • Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and let it cure in the fridge for at least 7 days before eating.
  • Serve with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and khobz kmaj, aka pita bread.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 5570mgPotassium: 1140mgSugar: 34gVitamin A: 728IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 893mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Hedge Mustard and Yogurt, Huweirneh, Huweirrah, Yogurt and Hedge Mustard
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2 thoughts on “Huweirneh (Palestinian Yogurt and Hedge Mustard)

  1. Leila Wheib says:

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