Syrian Za'atar, unlike its Israeli counterpart, contains cumin and paprika. Sprinkle it over hummus or use it as an all-purpose condiment blend in Middle Eastern style cooking. We love it on flatbread as a bold and colorful addition. 



  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center, pour water and olive oil. With a rubber spatula, mix until combined.
  3. Once a dough is formed, knead with your hands until you have a smooth, not sticky, dough.
  4. Cover with a cloth and proof until doubled in size.
  5. Mix Za’atar with 5 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Divide dough into six parts, then roll each into flatbreads and transfer to lined baking tray.
  8. Brush Za’atar mixture over each flatbread.
  9. Bake for 7 minutes.
  10. Serve either warm or cold.
April 29, 2021

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