Zatar (also spelled za’atar) is a lovely Middle Eastern spice made up (usually) of a blend of salt, sumac (a tart red dried fruit powder), sesame seeds and thyme. You can eat this instead of challah on Shabbat or serve it as an appetizer. It’s a great multicultural recipe that’s easy to whip up if you’re hosting a Shabbat dinner.
- Pizza dough (You can use store-bought. Try Trader Joe’s)
- Olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Greek yogurt for dipping
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F
- Roll out the dough until it’s nice and thin, as though you were making a thin-crust pizza
- Drizzle the dough with lots of olive oil. Then sprinkle with a good amount of zatar and a pinch of sea salt.
- Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes until brown on the bottom and then rip off pieces to dip in a bowl of thick greek yogurt that’s been sprinkled with a bit more olive oil and zatar.
This recipe was reprinted with permission from The Forest Feast