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Revised!- Zaatar Mini Pizzas

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Revised!- Zaatar Mini Pizzas

5 Comments 02 May 2011

This recipe was such a hit that I decided to re-post it. Zaatar is a tangy, addictive spice that is actually a mixture of dried herbs, sesame seeds,  sumac, and salt.  It is a centuries-old mixture dating back to at least the 13th century. Exactly what those herbs are, and how all those ingredients are proportioned vary from culture to culture and family to family. If you would like to create your own memorable zaatar recipe, you  can start  HERE, and  give or take a little until you create your own personal zaatar potpourri.

Great last minute yummy pizza!

Kids and adults love it- great for parties! Perfect for your Purim Seuda!!

    • Mazor’s Pizza Dough- these come ready made- I buy whole wheat mini pizza doughs at Kosher Corner.
    • Zaatar spice
    • olive oil
    • shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
    • delete the cheese, or use cheese substitute and it becomes dairy-free and vegan!
  1. place pizza doughs on Pam sprayed parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  2. mix zaatar with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt,  pepper and sesame seeds (to taste) in a small bowl
  3. spoon mixture on top of each pizza dough
  4. sprinkle cheese on top of each one
  5. bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes

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Homemade Hummus With Sumac

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Homemade Hummus With Sumac

No Comments 15 January 2011

Usually at superbowl parties you find the same assortment of greasy fingerfood. While I would never tell you to get rid of the obligatory hot wings, I do have suggestions for alternative foods that will entice the vegetarians and the health concious crowd. These recipes are also great to use as appetizers on Friday night.

All you need for this dish is a small food processor. It looks really impressive at the Shabbat table.

Sumac is a spice that is tasty on grilled meats and fish or as a seasoning for rice. It complements lentils and other beans as well as vegetables. Sumac is best known as a major ingredient in “za’atar.” This is a spice blend that also includes sesame seeds, thyme and salt. Za’atar is usually sprinkled on freshly baked flatbread. It is mixed into olive oil or yogurt for a zippy dip. Spellings for this mixture are as varied as that of sumac. It may be known as “zahtar,” “zather” or “zatar.”

Look for sumac or prepared za’atar at Middle Eastern markets, gourmet shops and some mail order sources.

I found kosher sumac HERE .

Superbowl Hummus with Sumac

  • 1 can Garbanzo beans
  • 2 teaspoons Tahini
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sumac

Rinse the Garbanzo beans and place in a food processor. Grind until smooth. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Add enough olive oil to make the Hummus smooth. Grind everything in the processor until everything blends together. Spoon the hummus onto a plate. Make an indentation in the middle of the hummus with a spoon. Pour in a small amount of olive oil in the indentation and then pour the sumac on top of the olive oil. Stick healthy chips into hummus in a circular pattern. Enjoy!

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