Although it is spiced with Middle Eastern spices this wouldn’t be a typical Middle Eastern dish due to the use of pork that is widely forbidden for consumption due to religious reasons but I found the flavours work well myself.
This makes an easy lunch for work or would work really well as a side dish for BBQ for a healthy alternative to potato salad smothered in mayo.
- 1 pack of Heck 97% pork sausages
- 1 tin of chickpeas
- 4 medium sized potatos peeled and cubed
- 1 packet of feta cheese cubed
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 chilli diced
- 8 cherry tomatoes quartered
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 lemon
- za’atar seasoning
- olive oil
- Grate the garlic and add the juice of a lemon to a small jar. This will cook the garlic slightly and make it a bit more mellow compared to its raw state.
- Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water till done (You could also use leftover potatoes that have cooled down)
- Cook the sausages according to instructions and let cool.
- Cook the Chickpeas and let cool.
- When the cooked ingredients have cooled add them to a large bowl and add the garlic and lemon, red onion, chilli, tomatoes and feta then mix to combine.
- Add a good glug of extra virgin olive oil and mix again.
- Add a teaspoon of Za’atar seasoning and season with extra bit of salt and pepper to taste then give it one last mix to combine the seasoning with the rest of the dish.
- Add more Za’tar if the ingredients are not covered enough and even an extra sprinkle of sumac if you have any. I got both from Tesco from their own brand.
- Put in the fridge to chil and bring all the flavours together for a few hours or overnight for the following day.