Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad
This Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad from Faith of An Edible Mosaic is a perfect simple dish full of amazing flavor. Faith says, “We all need a few super easy recipes up our sleeve,” and this one’s definitely worthy of keeping close at hand for its ease and sheer deliciousness.
This verdant salad is great for lunch or for nights when you’re throwing chicken or steak on the grill and need an easy side dish. The rich, creamy texture of butter beans here pairs really well with the fresh crunch of green pepper and bright-flavored herbs.
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend with savory flavors like thyme, sesame, and sumac that adds a great punch of flavor to this salad, taking it over the top! If you haven’t tried Za’atar before, this salad would be a great place to start! Enjoy!
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ABOUT FAITH GORSKY: Faith is the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind the blog An Edible Mosaic and the cookbook author of An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair (Tuttle Publishing; November 2012). She was born, raised, and has spent most of her life in Upstate New York. She lived in Florida for three years during law school, and she and her husband spent time living Syria, Jordan, and most recently Kuwait; they now live in the Washington DC area. When it comes to cooking, Faith’s favorite thing to do is go into the kitchen hungry, open the fridge, and start creating. She loves to travel, especially to places steeped in rich culture and history. She also enjoys reading (cookbooks mostly), vintage shopping (especially in old markets), watching movies (of all genres), and is enamored with ancient cultures (especially Rome and Egypt).
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