Lavash Crackers are crispy snack which is very popular in Middle Eastern countries. These are made using simple pantry staples and can be paired with any dip to make a great appetizer.
Here are some of my favorite dips to serve with these crispy Lavash Crackers – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Black Bean Hummus, and Roasted Beet Hummus.
About This Recipe
Light, crispy and crunchy, Lavash Crackers are made from simple Mediterranean flatbread Lavash or Lahvosh. Lavash bread is a soft and thin flatbread. When the dough to make the lavash bread is rolled thinner and baked until crip, you get lavash crackers.
This thin crispy cracker that is made with flour, water, and salt is widely popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries.
I love this recipe as it is made using simple ingredients, is super easy to prepare, you can make a big batch for a party and they taste great. Although lavash crackers are crispy and crunchy, they are sturdy enough to scoop thick dips like Hummus.
Bake these beauties fresh, let them cool down so that it becomes perfectly crispy and then serve it with any dip of your choice.
The best part, it will turn out even more amazing than the store-bought ones and they are so simple to make. So get the ingredients out on a weekend and make these to munch on with your favorite dip.
These crackers are,
- A 30-minute affair
- A Middle Eastern favorite
- Best to serve with your evening Tea
- Easy to make at home
You just need a few ingredients to make this delicious snack –
Flour – For this Middle Eastern snack, we will use a combination of All Purpose Flour and Whole Wheat Flour.
Olive Oil – The key is to use a good quality olive oil, as the taste might differ if a poor quality olive oil is used.
Sesame Seeds – Here I have used Black Sesame Seeds, but you can use white ones too.
Other Ingredients – Other than the above ingredients, you will just need salt and warm water.
How to make Lavash Crackers?
Mix 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoon light olive oil in a large bowl.
Add warm water, little by little, and knead to make a soft dough. The amount of water will depend upon the quality of flour.
Transfer the dough on a work surface and knead for 6-8 minutes until smooth and soft.
Oil a big bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl. Cover and keep aside for 90 minutes at room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Transfer the dough to the work surface. Divide it into 4 equal parts.
Lightly dust the surface and roll the dough into a very thin rectangle (⅛ inch). If the dough is not thin the crackers will not come out crispy. You can also use a pasta maker to roll your dough. Keep the remaining covered with a cloth to avoid drying.
Lightly brush the crackers with water and sprinkle white and black sesame seeds on top. Roll the rolling pin over the seeds so that they get embedded. Cut into triangles using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Transfer the triangles on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
Keep the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned from top. Remove from oven. Cool for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions
As they are baked and not fried, they are considered healthy. You can make these crackers with only whole wheat flour and skip the all-purpose flour for a healthier option.
You can use multigrain flour instead of all-purpose flour to make multigrain crackers.
Multigrain flour is generally made with a combination of 2 or more grains such as whole wheat flour, finger millet flour, sorghum flour, pearl millet flour, or even amaranth flour.
Just replace all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour with any gluten-free flour of your choice and make the lavash crackers. Rolling the crackers might be a little tricky. Use can roll them in between two parchment sheets and then transfer the crackers still on the sheet to the oven.
Make the dough as mentioned in the recipe. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F. Roll it into thin sheets (⅛ inch). You will have to roll the sheets a little small to accommodate them in the basket of the air fryer. Top the sheet with topping and cut into triangles. Line the basket of the air fryer with a piece of aluminum foil and keep the triangles on the foil. Air fry for 10-12 minutes until the crackers are browned.
Here we are making the basic version of these crackers with sesame seeds on top, but you can flavor them too. Here are some of my favorites:
Spicy – Sprinkle some red chili flakes or paprika powder on top before baking.
Za’atar – These are my favorite kind! The flavor of oh so beautiful Za’atar Spice on lavash crackers is just delicious. Sprinkle a generous amount of this Middle Eastern herb on top before baking. You can also try my Za’atar recipe, make it at home, and store it for later use.
Herbed Crackers – Instead of sesame seeds, you can add herbs such as dried rosemary, chives, thyme, parsley, etc for an added flavor.
Garlicky – Make a mixture of salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and garlic. Apply it on the crackers before baking.
Everything Bagel Seasoning – Mix poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion seeds, and garlic flakes, and top the crackers with this mix.
Others – Flax seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, parmesan cheese and pepitas are some other topping options.
You can serve these toasted sesame Lavash Crackers along with – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Savoury Pumpkin Hummus, Tzatziki Dip, Sweet Potato Hummus, Roasted Beet Hummus, and Classic Hummus.
I recently served these with my Edamame Hummus and it was loved by all. These also go well with Guacamole, Muhammara, and Mutabal.
You can also have it on its own without any dip with your favourite cup of beverage.
These crackers can also be added to your cheese platter while serving during your house parties.
I even like to add crush them in my salads, as it adds a nice crunch to them and adds a delicious twist to a boring salad.
Let the crackers cool down completely and then store them in an airtight container for about 2 weeks at room temperature.
If the crackers have gone soggy, you can re crisp them in an oven or air fryer. Keep them in a pre heated oven for 3-4 minutes until they are crispy again.
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Lavash Crackers Recipe
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon light olive oil
- warm water (to knead the dough)
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Mix 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoon light olive oil in a large bowl.
- Add warm water, little by little, and knead to make a soft dough. The amount of water will depend upon the quality of the flour.
- Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead for 6-8 minutes until smooth and soft.
- Oil a big bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl. Cover and keep aside for 90 minutes at room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Transfer the dough to the work surface. Divide it into 4 equal parts.
- Lightly dust the surface and roll the dough into a very thin rectangle (⅛ inch). If the dough is not thin the crackers will not come out crispy. You can also use a pasta maker to roll your dough. Keep the remaining covered with a cloth to avoid drying.
- Lightly brush the crackers with water and sprinkle white and black sesame seeds on top. Roll the rolling pin over the seeds so that they get embedded in the dough. Cut into triangles using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Transfer the triangles on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
- Keep the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned from top. Remove from oven. Cool for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Your pictures itself speaks a lot..Lavash crackers and hummus, makes a prefect pair.
I thought I was the only one who just can’t decide on what to bake, glad you are with me! 🙂 I love crackers, specially yeasted ones, so much flavor with so little fat! Red pepper hummus and lavash- double yum!