Za'atar Salmon with Herby Butter Beans is a harmonious blend of fresh and flaky salmon paired with tender butter beans. The za'atar spice adds a distinctive Middle Eastern flavor, while the fresh herbs enhance the taste and create a unique culinary experience. This dish is quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect choice for a delicious and wholesome dinner.

Za'atar Salmon with Herby Butter Beans

Preparation and Cooking Time:

Preparation and cooking time:

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 people


4 salmon fillets

2-3 tablespoons za'atar spice

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cans butter beans, rinsed and drained

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Fresh lemon juice (optional)


Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).

Sprinkle za'atar spice, salt, and black pepper evenly over each salmon fillet, ensuring they are well coated.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and sear the salmon fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side until the skin is crispy and golden. Transfer the salmon to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

While the salmon is baking, in another skillet, heat a little olive oil and sauté the minced garlic and sliced onion until fragrant and softened.

Add the butter beans to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes until heated through.

Stir in the chopped parsley and dill and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the oven and plate it.

Garnish the salmon with the herby butter bean mixture. For an extra burst of freshness, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the salmon.

Flavor Profile:

Za'atar Salmon with Herby Butter Beans combines the distinctive flavors of za'atar, succulent salmon, and tender butter beans. The blend of fresh herbs creates a layer of exceptional aroma and enticing taste. When enjoying this dish, you will experience a rich Mediterranean flavor and a delicious combination of salmon and butter beans.

With its simple recipe and quick preparation time, Za'atar Salmon with Herby Butter Beans is an excellent dish to savor and share with family and friends. Give this recipe a try and discover the special Mediterranean flavors right in your own kitchen!