We love the tart, nutty complexity of Middle Eastern za’atar spice! In this savory dish, the beloved blend adds depth of flavor to tender pan-seared barramundi. A bright, creamy lemon yogurt sauce complements the tangy seasoning, while fresh tomato and cucumber shine in a chickpea salad with parsley and lemon. It’s hearty without feeling heavy, and sure to delight your taste buds bite after bite!
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• Wash and dry produce. • Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens; finely chop half the greens. Zest and quarter lemon. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Halve cucumber crosswise; save one half for another use (for 4 servings, use whole cucumber). Quarter cucumber lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1⁄2-inch-thick pieces. Dice tomato into 1⁄2-inch pieces. Finely chop parsley.
• In a small bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, chopped scallion greens, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of lemon zest. Add water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency. Season with salt and pepper. • In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, scallion whites, sliced scallion greens, parsley, juice from half the lemon, remaining lemon zest, 1 tsp Za’atar Spice (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and 2 TBSP olive oil (for 4 servings, use juice of a whole lemon, 2 tsp Za’atar Spice, and 4 TBSP olive oil). Season generously with salt (we used 1⁄4 tsp; 1⁄2 tsp for 4) and pepper.
• Pat barramundi* dry with paper towels; season all over with remaining Za’atar Spice, salt, and pepper. • Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add barramundi and cook until opaque and cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
• Divide barramundi and chickpea salad between plates. Squeeze as much remaining lemon juice over barramundi as you like. Drizzle everything with yogurt sauce and serve.