Papaya Summer Salad with Za’atar

This papaya salad might just be a summer favourite. The sweet fruits combined with the zesty and lemony za’atar and salty feta cheese make up for an explosion of flavour. Colourful, flavourful and nourishing.



1 papaya (small cubes)
1 avocado (small cubes)
1 red onion (sliced)
bunch of fresh parsley (chopped)
bunch of fresh basil (chopped)
10 fresh oregano leaves
juice of 1/2  lemon
zest of 1 lemon
20g feta cheese (crumbled)
chili flakes to taste
1tsp Roootin’s homemade Za’atar
drizzle of olive oil


Cut the papaya in half along the length. Take one half of the papaya and scoop it out, make sure to stay 1cm away from the peel. This part will be your salad bowl. We used the flesh of this half of the papaya for a smoothie.

Continue with the other half of the papaya, deseed and dice the papaya into small cubes. Then the same for the avocado, dice the avocado in small cubes.

Julienne the red onion and chop both the parsley and basil, keeping the oregano leaves as they are.

Mix alle these ingredients in a separate bowl, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, chilli flakes and za’atar and mix well.

Once all the ingredients are mixed transfer your salad to the papaya bowl. Finish off by crubling feta cheese through the salad and not to forget a good drizzle olive oil.