Za’atar Cucumber Salad with Lemon Honey Thyme Fried Halloumi

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Za’atar Cucumber Salad with Lemon Honey Thyme Fried Halloumi


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Cucumber Salad

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 Lebanese cucumbers (or 2 regular cucumbers)
  • 2 tablespoons za’atar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled red onions
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Lemon Honey Thyme Halloumi

  • 17oz Halloumi, cut 1/4 inch sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed


  1. In a bowl combine all the salad ingredients, toss, and let sit on the side while you prepare the halloumi
  2. For the halloumi heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute before frying each side until golden brown.
  3. While the halloumi cooks in the pan, mix the honey, thyme, and lemon together to create a sauce
  4. Remove the halloumi from in pan into a shallow dish and pour over the halloumi
  5. Add the cucumber salad and fried halloumi over some couscous and enjoy!

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