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The Magical Salad Dressing…

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On my birthday just a couple of days ago, I was actually craving for a simple citrus salad. In particular, the zesty Pomelo salad. However, the lack of it was deftly supplemented by the dashing bright Ruby Grapefruit. To spice up the things I decided to make a Middleeastern inspired dressing.

It’s amazing how a simple dressing can lift the flavors of an uninspiring salad. Zaatar is staple spice blend in my kitchen.  I earlier posted the recipe for zaatar salmon kebabs. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. Zaatar is a Middleeastern spice blend with thyme, salt, sesame seeds etc., It is used in seasoning meats and topped with freshly baked bread.

My salad was made with slices of bright ruby grapefruit, baby rucola leaves, crumbled feta, toasted almond slivers and homegrown microgreens.

No surprises here, the dressing lifted not only my spirits but took care of my craving for a simple citrus salad. Try adding the magic of Zaatar Lemon Dressing to your salads!!


Zaatar Lemon Dressing

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Zaatar Dressing for Citrus Salad
Course: salad
Cuisine: NA
Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 5 Mins
Yield: NA
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 75 ml
Zaatar Spice 1 Tsp
Garlic 1 Large clove
Chilli Flakes ½ Tsp
Zest of 1 lemon
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Salt and black pepper as per taste
  1. Heat the olive oil gently in a pan and add the chopped garlic and chili flakes to sizzle. They don’t have to cook just let them release their aroma. Turn off the heat
  2. In a bowl mix honey and zaatar. Pour the warm olive oil over this mixture.
  3. Add Lemon zest juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix well and store it in an airtight glass bottle



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