Umami
Umami

Chopped salad with tahini and za'atar

Serves four as a starter

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Ingredients

6 ripe plum tomatoes (or any other sweet red tomato), cut into 1cm dice (650g)

2 Lebanese (mini) cucumbers or 1 regular cucumber, cut into 1cm dice (300g)

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into 1cm dice (150g)

5 spring onions, thinly sliced on an angle (50g)

15g coriander, roughly chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp olive oil

200g feta, cut into 4 rectangular blocks (optional)

4 tbsp tahini

2 tsp za'atar salt

Directions

Place the tomatoes in a sieve sitting over a bowl. Set aside for 20 minutes, to allow some of the liquid to drain away.

Place the tomatoes in a large bowl (the drained liquid can either be discarded or drunk), then add the cucumbers, red pepper, spring onions, coriander, lemon juice, oil and ½ teaspoon of salt.

Mix to combine.

When you are ready to serve, transfer the salad to a serving bowl, add the feta (if using) and mix gently. Pour the tahini on top and finish with the za'atar and a final sprinkle of salt.

Serves four as a starter

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