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Za'atar Flatbread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic


This flatbread is terrific alone, with a generous smear of hummus or Lebanese yogurt, or simply topped with fresh tomatoes, salt, pepper, and olive oil. You can make your own za'atar spice, or look for it in Middle Eastern markets, if you live in an urban area that features a good selection of ethnic food stores.

At a glance

8 large, irregularly-shaped flatbreads
Nutrition information


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Za'atar, Lemon, And Oil Topping

  • 1/4 cup za'atar spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice of two lemons, about 1/2 cup juice
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil



  1. To make the topping: Stir together all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. To make the bread: Whisk together the yeast, water, and sugar.
  3. Stir in the oil, the all-purpose flour and most of the bread flour, then the salt. Mix to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes, until it's elastic and supple, adding additional flour as needed.
  5. Place the dough in a large, well-greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel, and let rise until doubled. Alternatively, allow the dough a long, cool rise in the fridge, several hours or overnight (or up to 3 days). Bring the dough to room temperature before shaping; it'll rise as it warms up.
  6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  7. Stretch or roll the pieces into irregular slabs, and let rest for 15 minutes, covered with a tea towel.
  8. Spread some olive oil/za'atar mixture onto each piece of dough.
  9. Preheat the grill to its hottest temperature.
  10. Place the flatbreads gently on the grill. Cover and bake for 1 to 2 minutes, then check for doneness. Allow to bake until the tops begin to brown.
  11. Brush with additional topping if desired, and remove from the grill.
  12. Store, wrapped, for 3 days at room temperature, or freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2 flatbread, 112g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 314
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 13.5g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium 502mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.