Za’atar Margherita Flatbread

Za’atar is a Mediterranean spice mixture typically of dried herbs, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. It is great with pita bread and olive oil, meats and especially on vegetables.

This time I wanted to try the Za’atar on a Margherita Flatbread and see how it turned out. How did it turn out you ask? Well after giving the wife and the three teenagers their portions before I could even plate myself a slice they all wanted more. I split my slice for them and went to work on making more. It really was that tasty.

This recipe will go into detail about how to make your very own Za’atar Margherita flatbread, except for one thing. How to make your own Za’atar. I sell my version at a local farmer’s market and online so I don’t want to give away my secrets. You can buy Life 44’s version of Za’atar here, or you can but some at a local speciality market. But I would really like for you to buy ours…LOL. Anyways, let’s get to the recipe.

Za'atar

Za’atar Margherita Flatbread

Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 packet active dry yeast 2 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup warm water around 110°
  • 1 tbsp olive oil more will be needed for brushing the flatbread
  • 18 slices tomato
  • 18 slices mozzarella
  • 1 bunch basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp Za'atar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

Flatbread

  1. Add yeast, flour, sugar and salt and mix

  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 cup of water. Stir to mix. You made need to add more water until the dough forms

  3. Add flour to your surface and knead for about two minutes

  4. Add oil or vegetable spray to a bowl and place dough in bowl. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rest for one hour.

  5. After an hour cut dough into 6 pieces, cover and allow to rest for a few minutes.

  6. Heat a skillet to medium heat and once heated add olive oil

  7. Flour your surface and roll each piece into a circle or close to a circle until it is about 1/8 inch thick. I mean my circles look more like blobs but that's fine.

  8. Cook each piece of flatbread for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

  9. Preheat oven to 350°

  10. Brush a little olive oil and then sprinkle some minced garlic and Za'atar on all 6 pieces of flatbread

  11. Add three pieces of mozzarella and place a sliced tomato on top of the cheese for all 6 pieces.

  12. Place flatbread into oven for about 10-12 minutes or until cheese has started to melt

  13. Garnish with basil and try to enjoy a slice before everyone else gets one

This really doesn’t take a lot of time. The most time spent will be enjoying some wine while waiting for the dough to rise. Let us know how yours turned out! Thanks for stopping by Life44.

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