Zaatar and cheese plate

May 4, 2013  •  Category:


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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  1. Gemma @andgeesaid says:

    YUm! looks delicious 😉 xx

  2. Velva says:

    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.



  3. Rosa says:

    Tasty! Delicious mezze.



  4. Lisa the Gourmet Wog says:

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

  5. Hélène (Cannes) says:

    UN combo à tester au plus vite !

  6. Elizabeth Mars says:

    What a great appetizer or snack – simple but delicious

  7. Maureen says:

    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. Yasmeen says:

    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. Alicia (foodycat) says:

    What a heavenly breakfast!

  10. la nonna says:

    superbement delicieux et gourmand

  11. Kiran says:

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

  12. Sona Markosyan says:

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

  13. Belinda @zomppa says:

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

  14. Oui, Chef says:

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

  15. domi says:

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

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