Middle Eastern Dips with Za tar

Middle Eastern Dips with Za tar

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Recipe courtesy of foodchannel.com.au., Australia.

So easy and so delicious. This recipe for Toasted Pita with Za ‘tar is a definite must-try. Serve with a Greek Salad.


  • Za 'tar Pita Crisps
  • 4 x 80g round pita breads
  • 30g Australian butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon za 'tar spices
  • HOMMUS:100g tub good-quality hommus dip
  • 1/2 cup Australian Greek Style yogurt
  • Smokey Paprika Carrot
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • 1/2 cup Australian Greek Style yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped coriander
  • Eggplant and Preserved Lemon
  • 1/2 eggplant, cut to 1cm slices
  • 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped preserved lemon
  • 1/2 cup Australian Greek Style yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley


  • 1 FOR ZA 'TAR: Brush pita breads with melted butter and sprinkle with za 'tar. Place on a baking tray and bake at 200°C for 5-10 minutes or until pita is browned on the edges and crisp. Cut into wedges to serve.
  • 2 FOR HOMMUS:Combine all ingredients.
  • 3 FOR SMOKEY PAPRIKA CARROT:Place carrot, garlic and paprika in a saucepan with 1/4 cup water and boil for 5 minutes or until water has evaporated. Allow to cool and squeeze cooked carrot to remove excess liquid. Combine carrot with yogurt and coriander.
  • 4 FOR EGGPLANT AND PRESERVED LEMON:Char-grill eggplant slices until browned and cooked through; roughly chop. Combine with lemon, yogurt and parsley.
  • 5 Za'tar is a combination of spices and herbs including dried hussop, sumac, sesame seeds, and salt.


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