Lib al Kousa
Arabs have a thing for stuffing leaves and vegetables, one of the most common being zucchini. And when you hollow it out, you’re left with a bunch of zucchini (kousa) insides (lib), which you sautee in good olive oil with diced onion, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. Also included is a zucchini that didn’t make it through the hollowing process intact.
Sure, it looks simple, and it is, but it’s also healthy and delicious. And do know that whenever you encounter this humble dish, it signals that something more sophisticated is not far away. But that’s for the next post.