Homemade Mediterranean Salad With a Za’atar Tahini Dressing

Double up on fresh Mediterranean flavors in this spiralized sweet potato salad with quick and easy Za’atar Tahini dressing. It’s guaranteed to take your salad from good to show-stopping!

If you haven’t enjoyed the perfect flavor pairing that is creamy tahini and herby za’atar, you’re in for a treat. Tahini’s nutty, rich flavor is the perfect balance to bright and zippy za’atar. Whisk them together with a bit of lime juice and maple syrup for a touch of sweetness to make a unique and addicting homemade dressing you’ll want on repeat all week long.

How to Make Za’atar Tahini Dressing

If you’ve got a bottle of high-quality tahini sauce and a jar of Zesty Z Za’atar condiment, you’re closer than you think to making the best tahini dressing you’ve ever tried.  

Our za’atar condiment is made with extra virgin olive oil so you don’t need to add any more oil to the dressing. Choose from original or spicy for an extra kick of heat. And the best part? You don’t need any special equipment to make this drizzlable dressing in minutes. No food processor or high-speed blender necessary. Simply whip it up with a fork or wire whisk right in your salad bowl so there are no extra dishes!

And if you’re a meal planner, you can make a big batch of za’atar tahini dressing and store it for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Then dress up vegetable salads, roasted vegetables, and grilled protein with Mediterranean flare all week long.

Serving Za’atar Dressing

We love to toss this creamy dressing with a simple veggie salad. A spiralized sweet potato adds just the right amount of natural sweetness and crunch, while red onion adds a bit of a bite to the dish. Golden raisins round out the classic Mediterranean flavors so every bite is a bit fruity, a bit earthy, and totally zesty.

From your kitchen to the Mediterranean in just one Zesty bite. 

Za’atar Tahini Dressing Recipe

Dressing (Serves 4)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons Zesty Z Za’atar Condiment (original or spicy)
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one lime)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Water, as needed

Salad

  • 1 medium sweet potato, washed, dried, peeled, and spiralized
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

To make the dressing, add everything except the water to a mixing bowl and whisk until it’s all well combined. If necessary, add water little by little until the dressing reaches your desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.

Assemble all of the salad ingredients in a salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.