Zatoun: A Partnership
Oasis United is the Penticton Distributor for Zatoun products. With every purchase of Zatoun you support the farmers of Palestine in the struggle for their livelihood and land. Farmers are paid fair trade prices. As well, a share of the proceeds support Project Hope, an education and art therapy program for youth in Palestine. Another portion is donated to Trees of Life, a project to plant tens of thousands of olive tree saplings to replace trees destroyed by the occupation. For more information visit Contact: Barb McFadyen-Smuin 250-493-5530.
Za’atar from Zatoun, Fair Trade from Palestine Women’s Cooperative in Jenin. Check out our stock!
Purchases can be made through the church office or on Sunday morning.
Zest of Za’atar – Thyme/Sumac Herb Mix
Recipe ideas available. $5
Bars of Olive Oil Soap. $5
Zatoun Fair Trade Extra Virgin Olive Oil
…for Easy and Tasty Snacks, Dips, Marinades and dishes using Zatoun Fair Trade Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Fair Trade Za’atar Thyme/Sumac Herb Mix. Appetizers, Salads, Dips, Garnishes & Marinades, etc.
Classic: Zatoun Olive Oil & Za’atar Dip: Nothing is easier than this. Take 2 bowls in one pour Zatoun extra virgin olive oil. In the other a quantity of Zatoun za’atar. Cut rough Italian or French bread into 1 inch squares or use pita. Dip bread only in the olive oil to appreciate the oil only. With another piece dip first in oil and then in the za’atar to taste both. Easiest is to mix oil and za’atar in same bowl and dip only once.
Classic: Za’atar Pita Crisps: Not a strict recipe; please experiment. Can be with any bread and brush with za’atar and Zatoun olive oil to taste. Use pita with or without pocket; whole wheat or white Make a thick paste of olive oil and za’atar
1/4 cup Zatoun extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Zatoun za’atar
If pocket pita, use scissors or knife to split pita horizontally into 2 rounds. In bowl, stir together oil and za’atar. Using pastry brush, brush rough/inside sides of pita halves with oil-za’atar mix. Cut each round into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges, oiled sides up, on 2 large baking sheets. Bake in batches in middle of preheated 350F oven 8 minutes or until crisp golden. Serve hot. Can also be served room temperature.
Yogurt Za’atar Veggie Dip: Not a strict recipe; please experiment. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup yogurt, optional: add 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup Zatoun za’atar. Serve veggie spears (cucumber, peppers, celery, carrot, etc.). Or dip pita crisps. Alternate use: flavour cottage cheese and make it exciting!
Za’atar Salad Dressing: The easiest dressing. Za’atar gives any Greek-style salad a flavour lift. Serve with Za’atar Pita Crisps (see recipe above).
1/2 cup Zatoun extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Zatoun za’atar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
Classic: Marinade for roasting or BBQ Vegetables In large mixing bowl, multiply the salad dressing recipe (above) to quantity needed. Marinade mixed vegetables for 15-20 minutes or longer as desired. Roast or BBQ to taste.
Classic: Marinade for roasting or BBQ meats In large mixing bowl, multiply the salad dressing recipe (above) to quantity needed. Marinade meat, chicken, lamb for 45-60 minutes or longer as desired in refrigerator. Roast or BBQ to taste.
Za’atar Eggs Scramble eggs as per usual or preferred method. About 2 minutes before removing from heat, sprinkle Zatoun za’atar on eggs and continue folding until ready.
Za’atar Garnish for hummus, dips, soups, vegetables Freely and liberally sprinkle Zatoun za’atar on any of the above or where ever herbs such as herbes de Provence, oregano, etc. might be used. A tasty, healthy and colourful garnish.
Mashed Potatoes with olive oil & za’atar Instead of butter use Zatoun olive oil for a healthy “comfort food”. Also taste with a healthy and liberal sprinkling of za’atar.
Mediterranean Pizza with olives, feta & za’atar Easy to make. Using purchased pizza dough or from scratch top with Zatoun olive oil, whole or sliced olives, feta cubes (1/4 inch) and sprinkle za’atar liberally. Bake in preheated oven. Lovely light, white pizza. Add other veggies if desired.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad with olives, feta & za’atar Make any shaped pasta. Pour Zatoun olive oil to liking (lots). Add whole or sliced olives, feta cubes (1/4 inch) and sprinkle za’atar liberally. Add other veggies if desired.
Mediterranean night or summer snack This is traditional refreshing late night or summer snack enjoyed by Palestinians and other Mediterraneans. Cut up wedges of watermelon, wedges of feta cheese, bowl of Zatoun za’atar, pita and serve with hot mint tea. Mediterranean Sea optional.