Chickpea Salad with Za'atar

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za’atar

Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends; it’s full of flavor, and goes perfectly with mint and lemon. This recipe blends crunchy vegetables with garbanzo beans that have been roasted with za’atar. It’s very easy and quick to make, and can be eaten both warm and cold. If desired, add some crumbled feta cheese for creaminess.

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Lebanese Pizza

Lebanese Pizza with Aubergine and Tomatoes

Za’atar is a traditional middle eastern spice blend which is a mix of sumac, sesame seeds, thyme, oregano and some other dried herbs. Its often used as a condiment or mixed with olive oil to make a spread. Applying it to a bread before baking brings out the best of the flavours and aromas of this spice. That is why I use it on the pizza during baking, and not as a table condiment.

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