Za’atar flatbread w/mezze

You know those weeknights when you want something yummy but don’t feel like cooking? Or when you’re looking for a last minute appetizer? Mezze to the rescue!

Mezze are delicious middle eastern small plates often served with pita bread. Each individual dish might be simple and humble, but together, they can make a hearty and flavorful meal or heavy starter. This time, I chose to make an easy flatbread with frozen naan and za’atar, one of my favorite spice blends. I used a Palestinian one with sumac, sesame seeds, thyme, oil, and salt. I mixed it with olive oil and spread it over naan.

For your mezze, you can easily use store bought olives, hummus, and other dips like tzatziki, baba ghanoush, and muhammara. I dressed up my storebought spicy hummus with some olive oil and pine nuts and made a small salad with cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, parsley, and red wine vinegar.

Ingredients

  • Frozen naan, plain
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons za’atar spice blend

Instructions

  1. Mix za’atar and olive oil together in a small bowl.
  2. In a skillet or shallow pan, heat frozen naan for a minute on either side over medium heat.
  3. Lower heat and spoon on za’atar mixture so that naan is evenly coated. Cook for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  4. Serve hot, alongside small bowls of mezze.

Note: The ingredients and instructions above are for 1 flatbread. Just multiply the recipe to make this for a crowd.

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