Tomato salad with summer herb labneh and dukkah

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus overnight chilling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes, plus overnight chilling
  • Serves:4


    500g Total 2% fat Greek yogurt
    15g blanched hazelnuts
    15g Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients dukkah spice mix
    1 lemon, zest of ½ and 3 tbsp juice
    large handful mint, all but a few leaves finely chopped
    large handful basil, all but a few leaves finely chopped
    600g colourful selection of ripe, seasonal tomatoes, sliced if large, quartered or halved if smaller
    4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


    1. Start this recipe the day before it is needed. Line a sieve with clean muslin or a new dish cloth. Spoon the yogurt into the centre and set over a bowl. Leave to drain in the fridge for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours.

    2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Tip the hazelnuts into a roasting tin and roast for 6-8 minutes, shaking halfway, until pale golden. Cool, then crush or chop and combine with the dukkah, lemon zest, ½ the chopped mint and ½ the chopped basil; set aside on a large plate.

    3. Tip the labneh (strained yogurt) into a bowl and stir in the remaining chopped herbs; season. Scoop out tablespoons and roll into 16 balls with wet hands. Roll each in the dukkah mixture and set aside on a plate. Arrange the tomatoes on a platter. Combine the olive oil with the lemon juice. Season and spoon over the tomatoes. Top with the labneh balls. Scatter with any leftover dukkah mixture and the reserved mint and basil leaves. Serve with warm flatbreads, if liked. 

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, June 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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