Whipped Goat Cheese Sesame Flatbread with Za'atar topped with basil and cut into triangles

Whipped Goat Cheese Sesame Flatbread with Za'atar

This whipped goat cheese sesame flatbread with za'atar is topped with warm cheese and sprinkled with seeds and herbs. It makes a satisfying lunch for one or a pre-dinner snack when shared with friends! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 129kcal
Author Flavour and Savour


  • 2 thin crust baked flatbread loaves
  • 3.5 oz goat cheese (100 gm)
  • 2 oz low fat cream cheese (57 gm)
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp Za'atar spice mix
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


  • Combine goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Toast sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat until just starting to turn brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on both pieces of flatbread. Heat under the broiler for 3 minutes or until edges are crispy and cheese is warm. Add half the basil leaves and heat for 30 - 60 seconds more, sjust so they wilt slightly. Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and za'atar spice mix and top with remaining fresh basil leaves. Slice into triangles and serve warm.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.5mg