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Savory Yogurt with Harissa & Za'atar

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This savory yogurt recipe with harissa and za'atar is simple, healthy, tangy, and refreshing. It's an unexpected and wholesome breakfast recipe.

savory yogurt in bowls

I think we're all familiar with that sweet, delicious taste of fruit on the bottom yogurt cups or drizzling honey and granola on top of our greek yogurt. I will personally never turn down a vanilla yogurt studded with fresh blueberries. 

I had kind of an overwhelming, sugary weekend though and I wanted to spend this week moving away from starting my day with sugar-heavy cereals and yogurt. When I start the day with something sweet (it does not help that there is a pie shop literally in my apartment building!), I keep wanting the same flavors throughout the day.

I'm not cutting out sugar, because I do believe in a life of balance and because I like trying new things - here's my simple take on a savory yogurt recipe. 

savory yogurt in a bowl

If you can't find za'atar at the store - check out our za'atar spice guide for an easy homemade recipe.

Yield: 2 servings

Savory Yogurt Recipe

savory yogurt in bowls

This savory yogurt recipe with harissa and za'atar is simple, healthy, tangy, and refreshing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 2 tablespoons za'atar
  • ½ cup thinly slice cucumber
  • ½ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • pinch of salt


  1. Divide the yogurt between two bowls. 
  2. Top each bowl with half the harissa, za'atar, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Sprinkle a dash of salt over each bowl.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 629mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 14g

Andy W

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

I am a fan of za'atar as well and would vote for this recipe ( which contains oregano and sesame seeds. An interesting article on the spice is was published in the Guardian (

Emily Wilson

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Thanks for sharing the recipes - they look great :)

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