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Easy Homemade Snacks: Crispy Za'atar Grissini


These homemade grissini (crispy breadsticks) flavored with the Middle Eastern spice mix za'atar are the perfect appetizer for easy entertaining or for anytime you're craving a crunchy, aromatic snack! Try our step-by-step recipe now.

© Gourmandize / Silvia Santucci

Ingredients (30 sticks)

  • 3 3/4 cups pastry flour
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water at room temperature
  • Za'atar (oriental spice mix); you can substitute dried thyme or other spice mixes, if necessary
  • Olive oil for brushing

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  1. Slice an avocado in half.
  2. In a bowl, combine avocado with half an onion (diced) and coriander. 
  3. Add the juice from half a lemon and some salt, and mix.
  4. Cut a sweet potato into 1/2 inch slices.
  5. Place in a toaster, making sure to toast both sides. 
  6. Spread the avocado mix onto the toast. Enjoy!

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