Zatar Spiced Whole Wheat Flatbread Recipe

Zatar can be found in Vons, pictured to the right here
Whole wheat pita with Zatar spice sprinkled on top

A very simple recipe, the healthiest of the flat breads as it is only made of whole wheat flour, salt and water. A couple keys to making this work is to roll it out thin enough and to cook it on a hot enough skillet, otherwise you will have a gummy flatbread that lacks the characteristic brown spots.

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsps hot water
  • Sprinkle of salt, maybe 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp Zatar, more for finish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking

In a bowl, combine wheat flour, salt, zatar and 3 tbsp of hot water. Mix together and form into a ball. Work together for about a minute in your hands. Put on a floured surface and roll into a flat piece, as flat as you can make it, maybe 2-3 mm thick.

Heat a skillet with a tbsp of olive oil. On a gas stove I heat it to medium. Cook the bread for about a minute on each side. You should get the characteristic brown spots or bubbles on each side. Sprinkle an additional amount of zatar and salt on top. Serve.

Note: to make healthier you can skip cooking it in oil in the skillet and cook in the oven, 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. It won’t have the characteristic crispy bubbles but still is good for dipping in Tikka marsala sauce.