Zaatar Swirls

A quick, easy, delicious and fun appetizer that will please anyone including those little ones! Zaatar mix is rolled in a doughand and cut into swirls.

Zaatar is an herb mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame, it is popular in Syria and Middle Eastern.

Zaatar has some truly impressive health benefits, including its ability to improve the immune system, boost skin health, build strong bones, increase circulation, clear out the respiratory tracts, soothe inflammation, boost energy, improve mood, and aid memory.



1 recipe of (Savory Dough) or one ready pizza crust or one puff pastry sheet

1/2 cup zaatar

1/4 cup olive oil


1/4 cup thick crushed tomato (or one medium tomato, crushed)



Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a cookie sheet with some oil and set aside.

To make the filling, combine tomato, zaatar and olive oil and mix well. Set aside for three minutes to thicken.

With a rolling pin, spread the dough on a lightly floured surface to make a rectangle.

Spread the filling over the entire rectangle.

Roll the dough to make one long cylinder. Then, with a knife, cut it into slices.

Place the slices, cut side down, onto baking sheets.

Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the pastries from baking sheets and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Zaatar swirls go well with Tabouli or fatoush salad.


Lara Khouli