Golden flaky zaatar puff pastry pinwheels are quick easy using minimal ingredients. A delicious snack or appetiser, the perfect vegan party food.
Zaatar hails from the Middle East it’s a blend of herbs and toasted sesame seeds.
It is widely used in baked goods, such as the famous Lebanese manoush pizza and can be used in dressings or marinades, amongst many other uses.
I prefer to enjoy a homemade zaatar, it is fairly easy to make and is tenfold flavoursome. My family's blend is made with fresh oregano, if you love this, then you'll love my fresh oregano bread scrolls.
These zaatar puff pastry pinwheels make the ideal snack or appetiser. They are great for when you want to make something quick.
Both kids and adults love them because they're the perfect grab and go size. I reckon they are the perfect vegan party food.
😋Why you’ll love this recipe
- The perfect size for vegan party food or vegan appetiser
- Only requires 3 ingredients
- Easy to prepare and bake
- A simple recipe that everyone will enjoy
✔️What You’ll Need
Olive oil* - choose a really good quality extra virgin olive oil.
Puff pastry can be store-bought and is found in the freezer section of your supermarket, follow the directions as instructed on the packet to thaw out.
Let’s get to how to zaatar puff pastry pinwheels;
Step 1 - In a small mixing bowl, combine zaatar and olive oil until it becomes a paste.
Step 2 - Lay one sheet of puff pastry on a non-stick surface and brush zaatar paste onto it, ensuring the edges are covered too.
Step 3 - Roll the puff pastry sheet into a log and then cut at 2cm (just under an inch) intervals. Place onto a lined baking sheet tray and then use the bottom of a cup to flatten out into thinner discs.
Step 4 - Bake in a preheated oven 200C (390F) for 14 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cool.
The above photo shows these zaatar pinwheels after they have been pressed down.
The non-stick surface to place the puff pastry dough could be a silicone matt* or baking paper.
The longer the puff pastry dough is left out at room temperature, the harder it is to work with. If it becomes too soft, place it back into the freezer until it is manageable.
Ensuring the edges are covered with zaatar helps the puff pastry not open up into a cutlet whilst baking.
Using the bottom of a cup helps to secure the pastry into a round shape. Only press enough to flatten the pastry and not completely squash.
Zaatar puff pastry pinwheels are best enjoyed within the same day, as puff pastry tends to lose its flaky texture. However, you can store this vegan party food in an airtight container in the fridge and then pop them back into a hot oven until they crisp up again.
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Zaatar Puff Pastry Pinwheels
- 2 sheets Puff pastry thawed
- ⅓ cup Zaatar
- ¼ cup Olive oil extra virgin
- In a small mixing bowl, combine zaatar and olive oil until it becomes a paste.⅓ cup Zaatar, ¼ cup Olive oil
- Lay one sheet of puff pastry on a non stick surface and brush zaatar paste onto it, ensuring the edges are covered too.2 sheets Puff pastry
- Roll the puff pastry sheet into a log and then cut at 2cm (just under an inch) intervals. Place onto a lined baking sheet tray and then use the bottom of a cup to flatten out into thinner discs.
- Bake in a preheated fan forced oven 200C (390F) for 14 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Transfer to a cooler rack. Enjoy warm or cool.