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Za'atar chopped salad: chef's tips

  • Feel free to switch up the vegetables – try radishes, ribbons of courgette or even boiled potatoes, if you like
  • Add any protein you like on the side as an extra element – poached salmon or left-over roast chicken will work well
  • Use tinned black beans instead of chickpeas, if you like, adding a pinch of chilli powder to spice things up

How to store za'atar chopped salad

  • You could prep the vegetable elements a few hours before serving (apart from the avocado) as well as the dressing
  • The salad should ideally be eaten the day it’s made but any dressing will store in an airtight container for a day in the fridge

Za'atar chopped salad recipe



  • 200g full-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp za’atar, plus extra to serve
  • ½ lemon, zested


  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and patted dry
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Romaine lettuce, halved, cored and shredded
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced


  • STEP 1

    Whisk the yogurt with the tahini and a splash of water to loosen. Stir in the za’atar and lemon zest, then season.

  • STEP 2

    Put the onion and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside for 5 mins while you prep the vegetables. Combine the chickpeas, cucumber, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and avocado in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and zest with seasoning, and stir through the salad. Add the onion and stir through.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon onto a platter, drizzle over the creamy dressing and sprinkle with extra za’atar to serve.

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