Zaatar Salad

I would have to say that Zaatar salad is one of my favourite salads. It can be eaten alone, as a side-dish or simply with bread. I have been guilty of sneaking into the fridge in the middle of night with my side-kick husband and helping ourselves to some leftover zaatar salad and making some delicious pita and zaatar salad rolls.Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.Nooshe-joon and sahtein!


Zaatar Salad

May 31, 2016

  • Prep Time: 15 mins


2 bunchs of fresh zaatar (thyme)

1 small red onion, finely sliced

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp sumac

1 lemon, juiced

Pink salt



1Remove the zaatar (thyme) leaves of the stem, wash and dry.

2In a medium sized bowl mix onions, oil, zaatar, sumac and salt. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and leave the ingredients to sit for about 10 minutes.

3Uncover bowl, add zaatar leaves and lemon juice. Toss the ingredients together and serve.

4Salad is amazing complement to grilled chicken, lamb, beef or fish. I enjoy eating on the side with some pita bread, the key is to soak the break in the dressing for extra flavour.

2 replies
  1. Moses Boyajian
    Moses Boyajian says:

    Picture made me hungry.Quick and simple recipe.I live in California and grow plants from around the world that are referred to as Zaatar.I am going to try your recipe with a Zaatar plant called Tymbra Spicata that I have growing my garden.

    • Zahra Abdalla
      Zahra Abdalla says:

      Thanks for your message. I just googled the plant that you mentioned, it seems very similar to the kind found in the Middle East, would love to hear your feedback once you use Tymbra Spicata.

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