I am a biiiiig fan of the seasoning za’atar. I put it on everything- chicken, potatoes, veggies. You name it, I’ve tried it. Za’atar is a mixture of middle eastern herbs that has SO much flavor. Since I put it on nearly everything already, I thought I should make a recipe for you all with it, too! It’s a spice bottle you’ll want to have in your cabinet, trust me.
While we were home for break, my MIL made a recipe that had a base of roasted butternut squash tossed in za’atar, and then a bunch of other things added to the dish. I LOVED the combo of the sweet squash with the savory spices, so that became the inspo behind this salad.
When trying to think of what else to add to the salad to compliment those flavors, I made a list of other flavors from that region. Hence the garlic, lemon and sundried tomato combinations. That is pretty much how I make a lot of my recipes, start with one main idea, pair other flavors that would compliment the main event, and then come up with “vehicles” for those flavors.
In this case, the roasted green beans were the vehicle for the garlic, the dressing as the vehicle for the sundried tomatoes and the lemon zest the…well….lemon.
Top it with a protein of your choice- I did a chicken breast that had- you guessed it- za’atar seasoning.
Try out this super flavorful salad and let me know what ya think 🙂
Thanks for reading,