Zaytoun Fair Trade Maftoul Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a light lunch, impressive starter or side dish, Zaytoun’s maftoul salad is a wonderful, highly nutritious, vegetarian option. Using traditional Palestinian ingredients, this dish will bring a touch of Western Asia to your table top. Can be served warm or cold.


(Serves 4 as a side dish)
250g Zaytoun Organic maftoul (cous cous)
5 tbsp Zaytoun Organic olive oil
75g raisins
1 onion, diced
1 small bunch spring onions, sliced thinly
1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 fresh chilli pepper, sliced thinly
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp Zaytoun za’atar


Zaytoun products needed for recipe

  1. Add 1 tbsp salt to 1 litre of water and bring to the boil.
  2. Toast maftoul in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 4 minutes on medium-high heat.
  3. Add toasted maftoul to the boiling water and let it simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. At the same time add 250ml hot water to the raisins and simmer in a pot for 10 minutes. Allow to cool then drain.
  5. Sauté onions in 1 tbsp of olive oil, and set aside to cool.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the maftoul, raisins, both kinds of onions, parsley, chilli, za’atar, lemon juice, and 2 tbsp olive oil and mix, seasoning with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Published at: 03-07-2019
Tags: Maftoul Recipe Healthy Eating Easy Recipe Zaytoun Vegetarian Recipe