Bibb Lettuce, Carrot and Grape Salad with Pistachios and Za’atar Vinaigrette

Bibb Lettuce, Carrot and Grape Salad with Pistachios and Za’atar Vinaigrette

Soft, tangy and zesty … the perfect ‘it’s almost spring’ salad! This colourful salad combines pistachios, green grapes, shallots and cilantro with buttery-soft Bibb lettuce splashed with a fresh za’atar vinaigrette. Yum!

Serves:  8

Time: Prep: 20 min


1 large shallot, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp (15 ml) finely grated lemon zest

¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt

1 cup (250 ml) unsalted, shelled raw pistachios, coarsely chopped

1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

1 Tbsp & 2 tsp (25 ml) divided

1 Tbsp (15 ml) honey

1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

3 large heads of Bibb lettuce (or any other kind of lettuce), about 8 cups torn into bite-sized pieces

1-pound (450 grams) medium carrots, shaved lengthwise with a vegetable peeler

2 cups (500 ml) cilantro or parsley leaves with tender stems, roughly chopped

1 ½ cups (380 ml) green seedless grapes, quartered

Flaky sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper


Za’atar Vinaigrette

  1. Combine shallot, lemon zest, lemon juice, and ¼ tsp kosher salt in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Add honey and 1 Tbsp za’atar to lemon mixture and whisk to combine. Whisk in ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil in a slow, steady stream


  • Toast pistachios, 1 Tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp za’atar in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Season with ¼ tsp kosher salt. Transfer to a small bowl, let cool and set aside.
  • Place lettuce, carrots, cilantro, ¾ cup grapes and half of the pistachios in a large salad bowl and drizzle with vinaigrette. Toss gently until evenly dressed. Season with sea salt and pepper. Top with remaining pistachios and grapes.