Za’atar croutons

Za’atar croutons

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins - 40 mins


Serves 2
Slice up flatbread and sprinkle with spice mix to make crunchy bites to serve with dip - perfect to share with drinks or as part of a meze spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal304
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 2 round pitta breads
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp za’atar spice mix (see tip)



    This Middle Eastern and Levantine flavouring changes lives once


  1. Heat oven to 110C/90C fan/gas 1/4. Put the pittas on top of each other on a chopping board. With a bread knife, cut them into quarters, then cut each quarter in half again (so you end up with 16 equal-sized triangles).

  2. Add the olive oil, a pinch of salt and the za’atar to a small bowl, and stir to combine. Using a pastry brush or your finger, coat the pittas on both sides with the mixture, then put them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-40 mins until crisp.

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20th Jan, 2017
There's a recipe for za'atar here!
5th Oct, 2015
Yummy - I couldn't find round pittas, so used normal ones and cut them into more random shapes. Went really well with the courgette & tahini dip as part of the Lebanese mezze. I got my za'atar from Waitrose, but I've also seen it in Tesco...
28th Sep, 2015
I wouldn't call this a recipe: sprinkle ready-made bread with a ready-made spice mix. The 'tip' section says za'atar is a "spice mix made from a heady combination of herbs, spices and seeds". What combination of which herbs, spices and seeds?
corporal nobbs
13th Feb, 2016
My thoughts exactly! What a weird explanation without actually explaining what it is, especially as it's a recipe!
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