Za'atar Cucumber Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Za'atar Cucumber Salad

with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

15 MIN
$6.99 Serves 2-4
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Introducing Add-ons—a weekly selection of appetizers, sides, and desserts that you can add to your box and fill out your table. This crisp, refreshing cucumber salad gets Middle Eastern flair from herby za'atar seasoning and an irresistible dressing of nutty tahini, fresh lemon juice, and a bit of punchy garlic paste.
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Za'atar Cucumber Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing
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  • 4 Persian Cucumbers
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 Tbsps Tahini
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • ½ oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Za'atar Seasoning (Ground Sumac, Sesame Seeds, Salt, Ground Thyme, Whole Dried Oregano & Crushed Aleppo Pepper)
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1 Prepapre the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Thinly slice the cucumbers on an angle. In a bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, half the za’atar (you will have extra), and the juice of 2 lemon wedges. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Roughly chop the peppers.

2 Make the dressing & serve your dish

In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you would like. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the seasoned cucumbers drizzled with the dressing. Garnish with the chopped peppers, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy

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1 Prepapre the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Thinly slice the cucumbers on an angle. In a bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, half the za’atar (you will have extra), and the juice of 2 lemon wedges. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Roughly chop the peppers.

2 Make the dressing & serve your dish

In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you would like. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the seasoned cucumbers drizzled with the dressing. Garnish with the chopped peppers, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy

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