condiment · dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · Salad · vegetable · Vegeterian

Green Salad With Za’atar Dressing

Featured imageIt’s raining today and so it seems appropriate to try to bring some sunshine and a little zip at your dinner table.  I love green vegetables and it seems the perfect accompaniment to this wonderful middle eastern spice mixture called za’atar, a blend of sesame, sumac, salt and sometimes thyme. The sumac with its lemony scent adds freshness to this salad making it perfect to accompany some grilled sausages on a summer day (or on a day you want to feel like summer has arrived).  The kale, unlike salad, will hold up with the dressing and not wilt over time, making it a great salad to make-ahead or to be able to bring for lunch the next day at work.

Start by blanching the snap peas in some salted boiling water for 3 minutes and rinse under very cold water right after in order for the colour to remain a beautiful and vibrant green (this is called shocking).  Set aside to dry while preparing the rest of the salad. In a salad bowl, mix the olive oil, sherry vinegar and za’atar spices. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat with dressing. Add the avocado just before serving if using.

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veggies for green salad

Ingredients:

2 tbsp of olive oil

1 tbsp of sherry vinegar (or any other vinegar)

1 tbsp of za’atar spices

1 cup of snap peas

1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)

2 cups of chopped kale

1 green apple thinly sliced

1 avocado (optional)

2 green onions minced

1/4 cup cilantro (basil or dill would also work great)

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