Modern Foodie: Za’atar Pumpkin Salad

Article from Caravan Industry News

An all time favourite for a picnic just about anywhere on a glorious summers days is the Za’atar Pumpkin Salad. Cook it freshly while you laze on the beach, or catch up with a few great friends for a Sunday day out.


  • 1/2 Butternut Pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Sumac
  • 1 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1/4 Cup Pine nuts
  • 8 Slices of Haloumi cheese
  • Fresh salad ingredient such as Rocket and Spinach leaves
  • Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Mix the Pumpkin, Onion, Olive Oil, Sesame seeds, Salt, Sumac, and Thyme together and place in a tray, spaced out evenly.  Cook for 45 min.
  2. When the Pumpkin mix is cooked, put it to one side to cool. Sprinkle Pine Nuts onto a tray, then add Haloumi.  Cook for 20 minutes, turning Haloumi after 10 minutes.
  3. Scatter fresh ingredients on a plate, scatter the Pumpkin mix over them, then pine nuts and top with the Haloumi.
  4. Drizzle the Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar over the salad and serve.

Great with Crusty Sourdough Bread!

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