Zaatar Wheels

Super fast and easy appetizer and tasty too! Zaatar is made out of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds for more info and health beneifts on zataar follow this link zaatar-thyme. This amount will make 8-9 rolls, if I am having guest over I double or triple the amount.

I love making this when guest arrive, its so simple to make and impressive to look at! The cream cheese balances out the tangy taste of the zataar to make the perfect combination!

Zataar Wheels

What you will need:

  • 4 tbsp softened cream cheese
  • 1 thawed out roll of puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup zaatar*

Spread cream cheese evenly over puff pastry, sprinkle zatar over the cream cheese. Cut into 3/4 inch strips and roll into wheels, or roll the whole pastry and cut along in 1 inch rolls with pastry cutter.  Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheet at 425 till golden.

*You can find ready to use zaatar at your local Middle Eastern store

Variations: 

Olive and Feta:

  • kalamata  or black olive paste
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp softened cream cheese

Spread the cream cheese evenly over puff pastry, spread the olive paste over the cream cheese, and crumble feta cheese over, roll the pastry and then cut into 1 inch rolls with a pastry cutter, bake on parchment paper lined baking sheet at 425 till golden.

Parsley and Feta:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • hand full of feta

Crumble feta with hand and combine with chopped parsley. Spread on puff pastry, roll and slice into 1 inch rolls. Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheet at 425 till golden.

This is what zataar looks like. You can eat this as a dip with olive oil. Just take a few tbsp of zataar and drizzle with some olive oil.

To make the cream cheese easily spreadable, place in a bowl and microwave for 35-40 seconds.

One roll of puff pastry will make 8-9 rolls

Roll up and place on parchment lined baking sheet

Perfect little appetizer

Perfect little appetizer

Zataar Wheels with Cream Cheese

Zataar Wheels with Cream Cheese

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Comments

  1. Ahhh…well that was easy. Interesting spice blend. Never had Sumac.

    • Sumac is sour, and its redish in colour its goes well with salads, and spinach pies if you like your salads tangy, a little goes a long way :) Thank you Linda for your comment! Please come by again! :)

  2. I love these, yummy. You did an excellent job. They do look delicious & your platter looks really fancy. I love the colors & pattern.

  3. CreekFlower says:

    Those look very tasty and simple! Sumac would be a "savory" spice blend then?

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