Zaatar and cheese plate

dukk and feta salad

I posted an image of my foray into zaatar hunting and both Arlette and Dana mentioned the zaatar and feta cheese combo. Feta (aka Bulgarian cheese here) is crumbled, doused in olive oil and sprinkled with fresh zaatar; a breakfast and after-school snack that helped assuage my hunger daily as a child growing up in Beirut. 

Obviously, not all of us can go out and pluck a handful of wild zaatar; getting a good-quality dry mix is fine as a substitute or a little oregano. Last but not least, the best olive oil and all the trimmings: Pita bread, chopped tomatoes, olives and sliced cucumbers should be included in the mouthful. 

The most satisfying  breakfast or snack. 

zaatar dukk w jebneh

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15 Comments

  1. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    YUm! looks delicious ;) xx

  2. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I love these types of small meals-Olives,cheese and olive oil is near perfect.

    I was reading recently about a best food experience. It took place in the Middle East under a canopy of lemon trees-the small dishes served up were very similar to this one.

    Awesome.

    Velva

  3. Posted May 4, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Tasty! Delicious mezze.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Posted May 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Can’t get better than that! Actually, equally satisfying is the addition of watermelon with the feta! hmmm

  5. Posted May 5, 2013 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    UN combo à tester au plus vite !
    Bises

  6. Posted May 5, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    What a great appetizer or snack – simple but delicious

  7. Posted May 5, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    The quality of ingredients really makes a difference and when they’re at their peak of perfection simple things can become a banquet like this. I love Bulgarian feta. When I was there it was always called “white cheese”.

  8. Posted May 5, 2013 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    Just perfect, and I agree, the ideal breakfast: filling, nutritious, authentic. I’d love to go foraging for za’atar one day.. it grows all around my family’s home on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

  9. Posted May 5, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    What a heavenly breakfast!

  10. Posted May 5, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    superbement delicieux et gourmand

  11. Posted May 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Yummers! Everything looks so fresh and I bet, tasty too!

  12. Sona Markosyan
    Posted May 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Kifak jan, thank you very much. !!!!!!!!

  13. Posted May 6, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Great to have all day long! And you know where it’s from. Even better.

  14. Posted May 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I love fresh fruits, vegetables and cheeses at breakfast. So much better than a sweet breakfast for me.

  15. Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    C’est l’heure de l’apéro !!! J’arriveeeeee……

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