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Za'atar Flatbread
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5 from 46 votes

Za'atar Flatbread

Za'atar flatbread is a simple flatbread flavored with a Middle Eastern spice blend called the Za'atar which is a mixture of sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and salt.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Resting time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Baking, Flatbread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 flatbread
Calories: 276kcal


  • bowl
  • Wisk
  • Oven


  • 1 ½ cup All Purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Warm Water - as needed to make the dough
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon Zaatar spice blend


To make the dough -

  • In a bowl, add the warm water, sugar and active dry yeast and mix well. Let the yeast mixture sit for about 10 minutes or until bubbly and frothy.
  • In a wide bowl, add the flour and the salt. Add the frothy yeast water and start kneading the dough.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and continue kneading until you have a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for at least an hour or until double in volume.

To shape and bake the Za'atar Flatbread -

  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down gently and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a tight ball and let it sit covered for about 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the Za'atar spice mixture and 2 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well to form a paste
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 425 F and place a pizza stone in the oven when it is preheating. If you don't have a pizza stone, we can just bake it on a baking sheet.
  • Roll each ball into a ¼ inch thick circle, about 6 inches wide.
  • Using your fingers, spread ¼ of the Za'atar spice mixture on the surface of the rolled dough. Leave a little border around without the spice. Also make small indentations in the dough when spreading the spice mixture.
  • Place the prepared dough on a parchment paper to easily slide on to the pizza stone. I was able to place 2 at a time on a piece of parchment.
  • Bake the flatbread for about 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown at the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit and then slice and serve. You could top it with fresh cheese or cucumbers and tomatoes.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5mg