2 slices of sourdough bread 

    1 tbsp zaatar

    1 tbsp olive oil

    2 slices of Kashkaval cheese

    1 sprig of fresh mint leaves

    1 cucumber, sliced

    1 tomato, sliced

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Ingredient Substitution Guide


1. Firstly, combine the zaatar powder with olive oil and mix it into a smooth paste.

2. Coat the bread slices with the paste – four sides in total – with this mix.

3. Next, on a flat iron griddle, toast the bread slices on a medium flame.

4. Place the kashkaval cheese (a cheese made of cow's milk, sheep's milk or both) over it and combine the two slices of bread to form a sandwich. Toast until golden brown or until the cheese melts.

5. Serve it hot with sliced cucumber and tomato, sprinkle with mint leaves for a hearty meal. Enjoy!

Note: You can also substitute the cheese with any Arabic cheese of your choice and add Ajvar Balkan sauce for tang.

Recipe courtesy: Yazan Abu Ghazaleh, Jordanian expatriate who works as a private chef and consultant in Abu Dhabi

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