Za’atar Pizza – Mediterranean Flatbread

Za’atar pizza puts a Middle Eastern spin on Italian pizza! It’s flavorful and easy to make as an appetizer or turn into a main dish for a meal. Let’s dig into this Mediterranean goodness!

plate of zaatar pizza slices with tahini sauce drizzled on top

Za’atar Bread with a Twist!

Ever heard of za’atar bread, also known as Man’oushe? It’s simple to make! Use pita or naan bread. Mix olive oil and za’atar together and spread on top of the bread. Bake in an oven at 400 degrees until the top turns golden and a bit crispy for a delicious and savory finger food!

But why not add more delicious Mediterranean flavors to that za’atar bread? So I decided to turn it into za’atar pizza, which is like a Mediterranean flatbread.

The foundation of this recipe is za’atar, olive oil and naan. The olive oil and za’atar mixture is the “sauce” of the pizza. From there you can add whatever toppings you like. I decided to keep it simple with a few Mediterranean toppings!

flatbread on baking stone with olive oil and zaatar mixture spread on top
The “sauce” of the pizza aka za’atar and olive oil spread on the flatbread.

How to Make Za’atar Pizza

Start with making your oil and za’atar blend. Then brush it over your naan or pita bread. Step 1 done!

Next, add the sliced tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese. Bake for around 10 minutes or until golden and crispy on the edges. As the pizza cooks, make the tahini sauce!

Tahini Sauce

I’ve used this tahini sauce in my za’atar fries recipe, and it’s one of my favorite sauces! In a blender, add 1/2 cup tahini, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 tsp salt. Add water as necessary for desired consistency. Since this will be drizzled over the pizza, I added 6 tablespoons of water to make it thinner. But if you want more of a dipping sauce consistency than do 4 tablespoons water.

zaatar pizza cut up and dunked in tahini sauce

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Mediterranean flatbread as an appetizer or as the main course and pair it with Greek salad and Mediterranean chicken.

If you love za’atar as much as I do, check out these other delicious za’atar recipes: za’atar fries, za’atar tofu wrap and za’atar bagels for more yummy Mediterranean inspiration!

Za’atar Pizza

Za'atar pizza drizzled with tahini sauce is a Middle Eastern spin on Italian pizza! Try this vegetarian Mediterranean flatbread as an appetizer or main dish!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword flatbread, pizza, za’atar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Monica Nedeff

Ingredients

Za'atar Pizza Recipe

  • 1 naan flatbread or pita bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar spice mix
  • sliced roma tomatoes
  • crumbled feta cheese

Tahini Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup tahini sauce
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons water

Instructions

For Za'atar Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix olive oil and za'atar in a bowl and spread onto pita or naan bread.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges get golden and a bit crispy

For the Tahini Sauce

  • In a blender, add the tahini, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt and water – blend well!
  • Drizzle over baked pizza or dip pizza in the sauce!

Notes

  1. For a dipping sauce consistency, 4 tablespoons water is good. For a thinner sauce to drizzle over the top, use 6 tablespoons water or adjust as needed.

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