Shanklish Salad

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by AmandaInOz

Recipe from Andrew McConnell of Circa, The Prince, Melbourne. Shanklish is a Syrian or Lebanese cheese made from goat’s or cow’s milk, formed into orange-sized balls and coated with the tangy spice mixture za’atar. Both are available from Middle Eastern grocers. Alternatively, use Bulgarian feta sprinkled with za’atar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Reserve fennel fronds, then, using a mandolin, thinly slice bulbs and place in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes or until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, drain fennel well, then layer on a platter with onion, crumbled shanklish and preserved lemon. (If using feta, sprinkle it with za’atar first before crumbling.).
  3. Scatter with reserved fennel fronds and drizzle with olive oil.

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