This traditional recipe for Baladieh Sakad from Almond Bar voted Australia's Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant in the 2009 I love FOOD awards.


  • 250g Baladieh or Country Cheese

  • 2 whole tomatoes

  • ¼ cup Chopped flat leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup Crushed or chopped roasted almonds (unsalted)

  • 1/3 cup canned chickpeas (drained)

  • Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons All Spice (seven spices)

  • 1tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • 1.

    Cube the cheese and cut tomatoes into half wedges.

  • 2.

    Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a spoon.

  • 3.

    Place all ingredients in a bowl, cover with dressing and toss through.

  • 4.

    Dressing should be a rich brown colour.

  • 5.

    This salad goes well with any type of meat or seafood dish and is even great on its own.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (3 servings)

  • Energy 1337kj
  • Fat Total 125g
  • Saturated Fat 28g
  • Protein 32g
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 966mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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