Green Salad with Toasted Pita and Dates featuring Za'atar Seasoning

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green salad pita dates za'atar seasoning victoria gourmet recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon, divided Za'atar Seasoning
3 oz. Medjool dates, pitted and quartered lengthwise
1/4 medium red onion, sliced thin
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
2 pita shells, torn into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 7 oz. bag or box of Spring Mix or 50/50 baby greens and spinach

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
6-8 Minutes
Resting Time: 
10 minutes
Total Time: 
48-50 minutes
Serving size: 
6

Directions

1. Combine dates and onion in a small bowl with the vinegar and a pinch of salt to taste. Set aside.
2. Over medium heat, melt butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan. Add the pita pieces and stir constantly until brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the sliced almonds and Za'atar and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Whisk together the fresh lemon juice with remaining olive oil and Za'atar Seasoning.
When ready to serve, place the greens, pita pieces and the onion and dates in a large bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing and toss.

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Recipe Tip:
If you feel like you would like a bit more olive oil, add an additional 1 tablespoon to the dressing.
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