Za'atar Cream Cheese Spread and Tomato Fillets on a Bagel

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

Love those bagel sandwiches!! I have had a great week so far trying out creations on my Hubby. I am posting this one for the fun of it and because I found it delicious. DH said it was good, but not his favorite. (If it had Steak and Potatoes on it, then it would be his favorite.)


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1-2
bagels
1-2
roma tomatoes, filleted

CREAM CHEESE AND OLIVE SPREAD-- THIS COULD ALSO BE USED AS A DIP FOR CRUDITES.

4-6 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1-2 Tbsp
sour cream (use more for use as a dip)
1/3 c
black olives chopped fine
1-2 tsp
za'atar seasoning (see recipe below)
1/4-1/2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
3-4
sun dried tomatoes, oil cured, chopped fine
1 pinch
seasoning salt

ZA'ATAR- THIS BLEND IS AVAILABLE IN MOST MID EASTERN OR MEDITERRANEAN GROCERY STORES, OR THOUGH ONLINE SPICE MERCHANTS LIKE PENZEY'S SPICES.

2 Tbsp
ground sumac, dry
1 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
cumin seed or ground
1/4 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
toasted sesame seed
1/8 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, Mix all spread ingredients together well using a hand mixer or by hand.
2
Fillet the Roma Tomatoes by cutting down each side of the tomato to take off only the meat, leaving the seeds and core.You should be able to get 5 or 6 fillets per tomato. Slice the tomato fillets in 3/8 to 1/2 inch slivers. Sprinkle with a tiny amount of salt. (if you want to be very picky about it, you can blanch and peel the Roma tomatoes.)
Slice a few black olives for garnish.
3
Toast bagel and spread a liberal amount of the cream cheese spread on each half. Place tomato fillets on top of the cream cheese and sprinkle on some sliced black olives. Serve Open faced. (If you want a full sandwich, spread the bottom of the bagel with cream cheese, top with tomato and olive, add a leaf of lettuce, and top with the bagel top spread with a small amount of the cream cheese.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Dips, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy