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Vegan Za’atar Breadsticks

These vegan Za’atar Breadsticks are the perfect party snack. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. So yummy! And you’ll only need 6 ingredients!

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks served with vegan cheese sauce

These simple vegan Za’atar Breadsticks are not hard to make at all. You’ll need some time to let the dough rise, but other than that, they are hardly any work!

I can only recommend giving these a try, especially if you’re a fan of the za’atar spice blend – like me. And if you’re not a fan of za’atar, I’m including more topping ideas below! 

The idea of Za’atar Breadsticks came to me when I was thinking about a new snack for a party. I didn’t want to serve the same old (but still awesomely delicious) crackers, so breadsticks popped into my mind. I actually ended up serving crackers & breadsticks – because there’s never too much food at parties, am I right?

So what is Za’atar?

Za’atar is a traditional herb and spice blend of the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. It’s a mix of dried sumac berries, marjoram, thyme, basil, oregano, white sesame seeds, and Himalayan pink salt. There are a few different za’atar spice mixes out there, but basically, these are the usual ingredients. If you can’t find Za’atar in your local supermarket, you can always order it online.

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks served with vegan cheese sauce

How to make vegan breadsticks

The ingredients

You will need: 

  • flour (all-purpose wheat flour)
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • oil
  • water
  • za’atar spice mix

Of course, you can add all kinds of seeds or herbs on top instead of the Za’atar. How about some sesame, rosemary or poppy seed breadsticks?

The basic steps

yeast dough in a container

Step 1: First we’re making the dough. Combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ones. Stir to combine. Knead into a dough. Let it rise for 1-2 hours.

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Step 2: Once you have a smooth & risen dough, roll it out (like pizza), brush it with olive oil and sprinkle it with the Za’atar spice blend.

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks on a baking sheet before baking

Step 3: Cut the dough in strips – this works best with a pizza cutter. You can create really long, thin breadsticks, or you can cut them in half too if you want shorter ones.

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks on a baking sheet after baking

Step 4: These are the breadsticks after baking: They are perfectly crisp on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside. Carefully break them apart.

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks served with vegan cheese sauce

Step 5: And done! I’ve served them with a vegan cheese sauce.

More crowd-pleasing vegan snacks

I hope you enjoy these breadsticks as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try! 

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Cheers, Bianca

Vegan Za'atar Breadsticks served with vegan cheese sauce

Vegan Za’atar Breadsticks

Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Za’atar Breadsticks are the perfect party snack. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. So yummy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Fusion, Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 315 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil for brushing the dough
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 teaspoons za’atar spice blend


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and instant yeast. Then add the olive oil and water. Stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it’s a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour; if it’s too crumbly, add more water.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place until it doubles in size (for about 1-2 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 250 °C or 480 °F.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured baking sheet, like you would with pizza, and brush the dough with the olive oil. Sprinkle the za’atar on top.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut the dough in strips. Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes, until it gets a nice golden color. Carefully break them apart and done!


Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 5.5mg
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

I made these and they were really good, except that they were all burnt on top and the oven was smoking. I could tell they'd be rlly good if the oven wasn't so hot, so if you have fan forced oven maybe do it at 180 and check if it needs longer after 15 min. thx for the recipe :)


Sunday 23rd of May 2021

I prepared these breadsticks like 5 times already, they are a real crowd-pleaser, thank you!

Leila Gunn

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Hi, I just found your recipe for these delicious breadsticks recently. My daughter with multiple food allergies loves them and we've also turned then into pizza base for her. I was just curious, can I freeze the dough once I rolled them out? I was planning on making some individual pizza bases for her. Thanks in advance.


Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I haven't tried out freezing the rolled-out crusts, but I couldn't think of anything why it wouldn't work.

Heidy L. McCallum

Saturday 18th of May 2019

I made these the other day and my dinner guests loved them. I will be making these more often. Great recipe.

Sarah | Well and Full

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

These breadsticks look so tasty!! I love the use of the za'atar spice :)