Sunday, October 30, 2011

Za'atar Bread

Za'atar is a classic Middle Eastern spice mix containing sumac, thyme, roasted sesame seeds, marjoram, oregano and salt. It is often sold at Middle Eastern grocery stores.  I love the stuff and am a huge fan of za'atar bread; a classic Lebanese dish traditionally eaten for breakfast with radishes.

My Father gave me a HUGE jar of za'atar a while ago and the supply is slowly dwindling. I have been craving za'atar bread for a while now but only had a little bit of the za'atar left. It is a sad day when the last of the za'atar is used, you know?

But, I went for it and made za'atar bread for breakfast yesterday and oh thank God I did- it is just delicious!  I guess I am going to have to go back to the source for some more!

Za'atar Bread

Flat bread of your choosing (I used a multi grain pocket-less pita)
Za'atar spice (2 tbsp per flat pita sized flat bread)
Olive oil (2 tbsp per pita sized flat bread)
Radishes for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Mix the za'atar and olive oil in a bowl to form a thick paste.  Spread it evenly on the flat bread. Bake at 400 for about 5 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

Serve with raw radishes.


  1. OH! I love za'atar too! This looks PERFECT!! On bread!! I'm making this for brekfast, I even have radishes, what a NEAT accompaniment!

  2. We toast bread with olive oil and za'atar all the time, but never thought to add radishes. Sounds like a nice addition.

  3. I have never been much of a cook or a baker but one thing that I could always make is French 5 toastmaster machines