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Za’atar croutons

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

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 40 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy
  • Serves 2
  • Easy
  • Calories 304
  • Carbohydrates 39
  • Saturated Fat 2
  • Sugar 2
  • Protein 8
  • Fat 12
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.8

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 304
  • Carbohydrates 39
  • Saturated Fat 2
  • Sugar 2
  • Protein 8
  • Fat 12
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.8

Ingredients

  • 2 round pitta breads
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp za’atar spice mix (see tip)

Tip

Za'atar
Here, za'atar is the term for the Middle Eastern spice mix made from a heady combination of herbs, spices and seeds; however, it's also the name of a herb itself. As with so much Middle Eastern cooking, there are many regional variations.

Method

  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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