Summer in Egypt is more than dusty streets, sweltering heat and ubiquitous air conditioning. With the heat come the summer fruits, from grapes to mangos in all kinds and sizes and battikh. Piles and piles of battikh.
They are stacked on wooden carts, lining other fresh produce in vegetable stores or, as shown in this image, used as round, green, gleaming stones to build pyramids of yummie-ness.
Eat them cooled, juiced, as is or with white cheese. Battikh have little to no calories, are filled with vitamins and minerals and are one of the healthiest ways to re-hydrate on a hot day. Most of all, they are absolutely delicious.