Better Than Caviar Egg Salad Araby

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Tonight's supper - Grated hardboiled eggs, with a sprinkling of zaatar, some grated cheese, a smattering of green onions and red juicy tomatoes, topped with a drizzle of olive oil. Now if that doesn't make your mouth water. I used to despise eggs;this I adore. My friend's husband takes credit for this tasty dish. It was love at first sight and first bite. Presentation is simple but amazing. It is a layered dish that is eaten with Arabic pita bread. The magic ingredient is za'atar which can be found in Middle Eastern grocery stores. Also, here is a link to a recipe for za'atar from RecipeZaar member Evelyn/Athens:


  1. Grate hard boiled eggs on dinner plate.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle za'atar on top.
  4. Grate cheese on top.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle sliced green onions on top.
  7. Arrange diced tomato around the dish.
  8. Serve with hot pita bread.
Most Helpful

Good stuff! Very nice presentation as well. I made this using the listed za'atar recipe, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I had to use a different type of cheese but I know mozzarella would be perfect with this. Served it with rice crackers to be gluten free. I would make this again.

UmmBinat September 21, 2010