Lebanese Bread

I love good hummus and contrary to David’s opinion (see his recipe “Posh humous”) fresh hummus is better than store bought and you get a better deal than those over-priced tuna can size portions. Anyway, this is one of the best accompaniments to have with hummus. Pita is good but this is better!


  • ⅓ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup poppy seeds
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • ⅔ cup virgin olive oil
  • 6 small pita rounds
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • Cayenne pepper


  • Mortar and pestle
  • Baking sheet
  • Pastry brush
  • Airtight container


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In mortar, place sesame seeds and fresh thyme and lightly crush with pestle.
  3. Stir in poppy seeds, parsley, and olive oil.
  4. Gently split pita rounds in half and brush cut side with oil mixture.
  5. Place on baking sheet and place under broiler until they are brown and crisp.
  6. Dust with cayenne pepper to taste.
  7. Remove and let cool.
  8. Store in airtight container.
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