Savory Lebanese French Toast with Brown Butter and Za'atar

Savory Lebanese French Toast with Brown Butter and Za'atar


Makes 4 Servings
  • 1 loaf Olive Bread, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. (14g) Za'atar
  • 1 Tbsp. (7g) Sumac
  • 4 oz. (113g) Black & Bolyard® Brown Butter
  • 1 Cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 bunch Mint Leaves
  • 1 block Halloumi Cheese, sliced 1/4" thick
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as needed
  • Sea Salt, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, crack eggs and whisk with za'atar, sumac, and sea salt. Whisk until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl toss cubed tomatoes, cucumber, mint, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. Dip bread in egg mixture until fully coated.
  4. In a large cast iron skillet, melt the Black & Bolyard® Original Brown Butter over low heat.
  5. Cook each slice for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Let the bread cool, and sear the halloumi cheese for 2 minutes until the edges are crispy.
  7. Assemble the toast by adding a slice of halloumi, and a scoop of salad.
  8. Finishing it off with more melted Black & Bolyard® Original Brown Butter and za'atar.