Sunday Supper Suggestion, Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Za'atar

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For this week's Sunday Dinner, I would like to suggest the following...

Looking for ways to eat more vegetables, led me to this salad. It is delicious and can be made at a moment's notice from ingredients on hand. Paired with some whole grain bread and a piece of fresh fruit, it will also make a wonderful lunch or light supper.

With spring and summer coming on, you will want to remember this salad. When served, offer additional Za'atar seasoning so folks can add more of the delicious flavor to their serving, I did. The herby/toasted sesame flavor is really good.

Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Zaa'tar Tomatoes and Olives
Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Za'atar
This salad calls for Za'atar, which is a spice blend. I did not find on my spice shelf, but it is very easy to make, so I have included a homemade version, let's start with the Za'atar.......

adapted from, the world wide web
makes about 1/4 cup

1 T toasted sesame seeds
1 T marjoram leaves
1 T thyme leaves
1 T oregano leaves
2 T sumac
3/4 t salt

Using a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind sesame seeds and place in a small jar. Separably grind each of the herbs, placing each into the same jar. Add the sumac and salt, cap and shake to combine.

Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad
adapted from, Kalyn's Kitchen 
serves 4

1 large English cucumber, peeled if desired
1 c halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1/2 c sliced black olives
1/4 c sliced green onion
1 c cottage cheese
Za'atar seasoning

Quarter the cucumber lengthwise, then slice. Add to a medium-size bowl. Around the rim of the bowl, add the halved tomatoes, sliced olives and then the sliced green onions.

In the center place the cottage cheese. Sprinkle with a generous tablespoon of Za'atar seasoning, more if desired.

Toss well before serving.

Have a wonderful dinner!

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  1. Well. I will let you cucumber and olive fans enjoy this one.I'll jsut have the cottage cheese. HeHe! Your photo's are wonderful.
    Have a great week.

  2. I have never tried Zatar, but I love the idea of a cottage cheese salad. So simple and flavorful! I'll have to make some or get some zatar to try this. I found you at the Weekend Potluck.

    1. I hope you try the Za'atar, it is easy to make and delicious. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Another good use for my Zaatar. Reminds me of that simple, but yoummy Mediterranean salad of summer tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

    1. I will need to try your salad also, I love the combination of tomatoes and mozzarella. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love Za'atar--it goes so well with so many things. Perfect for this salad. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

  5. I love Cottage Cheese and this looks like a delicious salad. Thanks so much for sharing this salad with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I adore cottage cheese but you cannot buy it where I am in France .. .I'll be heading back to the UK sometime soon so will be able to make this then! #WasteLessWednesday


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