Lebanese Za’atar Recipe Ideas

In this article, we’ll explore three enticing ways to use Za’atar in your kitchen. Learn how to make Za’atar pita bread, a chicken Zaatar recipe, and how to enhance various dishes with this spice blend.

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How To Serve

  1. Za’atar Pita Bread Recipe:
    • Start by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F).
    • Take flatbread or pita bread and brush it generously with olive oil.
    • Sprinkle a generous amount of Za’atar evenly over the oiled bread.
    • Place the prepared bread in the oven and bake until it turns golden brown. This should take around 8-10 minutes.
    • Once done, remove from the oven, let it cool slightly, and enjoy the flavorful Za’atar pita bread.
  2. Grilled Whole Chicken or Chicken Wings with Za’atar Recipe:
    • In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of Za’atar with ½ cup of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt to create a flavorful rub.
    • If you’re preparing a whole chicken, rub this mixture all over the chicken, both inside and out.
    • For chicken wings, toss them in the Za’atar rub until they are evenly coated.
    • Grill or roast the chicken or wings using your preferred method until they are cooked through and have a delicious Za’atar-infused flavor.
  3. Enhance Various Dishes with Za’atar: Za’atar can be a versatile addition to your culinary creations. Here are some ideas:
    • Sprinkle Za’atar over various dips, such as hummus, baba ghanoush, or tzatziki, to add a unique Middle Eastern twist.
    • Mix Za’atar into labaneh (strained yogurt) for a creamy and zesty dip/spread.
    • Add a dash of Za’atar to your salads for an extra burst of flavor, whether it’s a simple green salad, a tomato and cucumber salad, or a grain-based salad.
    • Sprinkle Za’atar over scrambled or poached eggs for a delightful breakfast or brunch experience.