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

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 304
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.8g


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



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.


  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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