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Za'atar Focaccia

Za'atar Focaccia

Za'atar Focaccia

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


9 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This colorful focaccia shines with sunny, sumac-based Za'atar Seasoning and sweet tomatoes.


1 ½ cup warm water (about 110 degrees)

¾ tsp. sugar

1 pkg. (2 ¼ tsp.) active dry yeast

2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more to dust

1 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup green olives, pitted and halved

2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. Straight from the sea to your tab...

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  • Za'atar Seasoning

    Za'atar Seasoning, much like curry powder, has hundreds of blend variations and spice combinations. With our Za'atar spice blend, we blend sumac an...

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Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl, combine water with sugar and yeast, stir to combine, and let stand until foamy, about 5 min. Add 1 1/2 cup flour to water mixture and stir to combine. Add 6 Tbsp. olive oil and Mayan Sea Salt to flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add remaining 1 1/6 cup flour and mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Grease a 12-inch cast iron pan with 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Pour dough into cast iron pan and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Turn oven off and place covered pan in oven for 20 min. Remove from oven and let sit covered 10 additional min. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove towel and drizzle dough with 1/2 cup olive oil. With your fingertips, lightly press 1/4-inch indents all over surface of dough. Stud with cherry tomatoes and green olives. Sprinkle all over with Za'atar Seasoning. Return to oven and cook for 35 min., until top of bread is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley and Mayan Sea Salt, slice, and serve.