There are some vegetables that are made for roasting, and the cauliflower in this Roast Vegetables, Bulgur Wheat & Chicken Salad is one of them. Golden and caramelised, it works perfectly with chicken and the earthy flavours of the tahini yoghurt dressing and za’atar spice.
The tahini yoghurt sauce is a healthy and versatile dressing worth adding to your repertoire. It can also be used as a dip to serve with fresh vegetables.
If you want the tahini yoghurt sauce thicker than the consistency of natural yoghurt, then simply line a colander (placed in a bowl) with cheesecloth and drain some of the excess liquid in the yoghurt overnight.
Za’atar (zaatar or zahtar) spice is a blend of savoury dried herbs like oregano, marjoram or thyme, and earthy spices like cumin and coriander, with sesame seeds, salt and the most important ingredient of all… sumac! Sumac gives it the delicious unexpected tanginess that is the key to good za’atar.