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Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za’atar

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Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za’atar is a savory, healthy want to start your day or a great afternoon pick-me-up. Hummus is spread on toast and topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and feta and a sprinkling of za’atar. 

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar Two Toasts

MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS TOAST WITH ZA’ATAR 

We have officially almost made it through the first month of 2019. As a lover of all things hummus I think we should celebrate with this Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za’atar.

This savory Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za’atar is the perfect breakfast toast to start your day. Move over avocado toast, hummus toast is moving on in this year.

It mixes creamy, protein packed hummus, whole grains, fresh vegetables and herbs and creamy feta cheese.

Oh, and don’t forget that sprinkling of my favorite spice, za’atar. You are getting a lot of healthy fats and protein packed into that pieces of toast! 

Are you one for setting goals or making resolutions? I know many of us are looking to eat healthier and incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diet as we start a new year.

One way to do that is to eat like the people in the Mediterranean eat. And speaking of the Mediterranean, did you know that the Mediterranean diet was named the #1 in 2019 for diets by U.S. News and World Report? 

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar Single Toast

In 2018 Mike and I crossed one of our bucket list travel destinations off of our list. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in Greece. It was everything I imagined and more.

As a foodie, one of my favorite things about the trip was the opportunity to eat all things Mediterranean and Greek.

If you have been following along with my blog you know I love big Greek Village Salads, bowls of hummus and lots of stuffed grape leaves.

In the Mediterranean region their days often start with a savory breakfast.

Whether it is a big spread filled with hummus, baba ghanoush, eggs, pita, vegetables, fruit, olives and feta or a simple piece of toast spread with hummus and topped with fresh veggies and feta, they know how to do breakfast.

I love this way of eating because I always feel satisfied when I leave the table.

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar on White Plate

Now lets dive deeper into this hummus toast.

HOW DO YOU CREATE HUMMUS TOAST?

  • First order of business is the bread. I like to choose a hearty whole grain option that incorporates seeds, nuts and oats. It adds texture, flavor and health benefits. Once you pick your bread you will want to toast it to your liking.
  • Next up is your hummus which is the first layer you will put on your toast. I love Sabra hummus and for this toast I used their Roasted Pine Nut Hummus, but any flavor works great. Spread a nice thick layer of hummus on each piece of toast.

 

  • From here you are going to pick your fresh vegetables that you want to top it with. I like to add micro greens, chopped spinach or fresh arugula to my toast. This isn’t necessary but always a nice addition. I then create a simple Lebanese Salata style topping using fresh tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and green onion along with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. Take a scoop of the salad and top your hummus toast with it.
  • Next up is the feta cheese. You can easily skip this but I like the creamy, salty addition of the feta with the fresh veggies and hummus. 
  • Lastly, give your toast a generous sprinkle of za’atar. Za’atar is a mixture of sumac, thyme, roasted sesame seeds, marjoram, oregano and sea salt. It is the perfect spices to top your Mediterranean breakfast toast. 

Mediterranean Hummus Toast Above

WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS CAN I ADD TO MY HUMMUS TOAST ?

When I think of breakfast toast I like to start with my bread and hummus flavor. Then match up ingredients I have in my fridge or pantry.

For example, I might use a base of roasted red pepper hummus and then use up some leftover black beans and chopped roasted red peppers and sprinkle some fresh sharp cheddar and a drizzle of salsa on the toast for a Southwestern version.

Or, maybe I will use  Sabra’s Caramelized Onion Hummus {I am addicted to this one} and top it with arugula, an egg and a drizzle of hot sauce. You can get creative when you make your hummus toast, which makes breakfast extra fun. 

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar with fresh vegetables

HOW CAN I USE HUMMUS AND ZA’ATAR? CHECK OUT THESE RECIPES.

HUMMUS:

BUFFALO CHICKEN HUMMUS BITES 

HUMMUS WITH SPICED BEEF AND PINE NUTS 

CUCUMBER HUMMUS BITES

SOUTHWESTERN HUMMUS BAKED WONTON CUPS 

ZA’ATAR:

SPRINKLE IT ON FATTOUSH 

ZA’ATAR ROASTED CARROTS

ZA’ATAR ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE

SPRINKLE IT ON THIS MEDITERRANEAN BEAN SALAD  

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar with fresh vegetables

Mediterranean Hummus Toast with Za'atar

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of whole grain toast
  • 1/2 cup Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus, Divided {or flavor of your choice}
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped greens {try micro greens, spinach or arugula}
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 of an english cucumber, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 green onions, green and white parts chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons za'atar
  • 2 Tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the diced tomato, cucumber, parsley and green onion. Stir to combine. Add the olive oil and the lemon juice and stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Toast the bread in a toaster to your liking.
  3. Spread a layer of hummus on each of the two pieces of bread evenly.
  4. Top the hummus evenly with the greens.
  5. Add a spoonful of the tomato salad to each piece of hummus toast followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese and the za'atar. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use whatever hummus you want for the toasts.

Feel free to add whatever fresh chopped vegetables you like.

Today’s post is sponsored by Sabra. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Cedar Spoon possible. 

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Monday 22nd of July 2019

Aww, amazing!!! I’ve loved following your blog – your amazing recipes (many of which I’ve tried and loved!), beautiful photos and refreshing writing! I’m looking forward to your new cookbook – what an awesome work! Congratulations!

Donna

Monday 3rd of June 2019

My husband and I totally enjoy this today for lunch. Very light and refreshing. I bought Za’atar on Amazon a few days ago just to make this as I never had it before. I do have say I made a few changes only because I live out in the country and have to use what I have on hand and I look to my early garden on what I have. Very adaptable. I added mint. Loved it. Thank you

Julia

Monday 3rd of June 2019

I love how you adapted it! Thanks so much for sharing and I am glad you liked it.

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