Arabian Egg Salad (serves 4)
Za’atar is the secret ingredient here. Za’atar is a blend of spices often used in Middle Eastern cooking. I have been hearing of it more frequently recently though I first encountered it at the home of a Saudi acquaintance who was dipping his bread in olive oil and then dipping his bread in the Za’atar – delicious as a twist on bread and olive oil. In this egg salad the Za’atar is in the dressing (and I imagine the dressing would work with Herbes de Provence aswell). I found Za’atar in one of my favorite stores – Williams Sonoma.
4 x boiled eggs – chopped
1/4 cup of pitted green olives – chopped
2 tbsp. red onion – chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. Za’atar
Place eggs, olives and red onion in a serving bowl.
Mix together oil, lemon juice and Za’atar.
Pour dressing over egg mixture