Za’atar Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Bread

I like cornbread. I’ve said this earlier than and it’s pretty obvious in that I’ve used cornbread in salads and in pancake/waffle type. Cornmeal is all the time in my pantry and through chili making months, there’s normally a chunk with a slab of butter close to by. This recipe is a little bit of a mash-up with summer time flavors. Cornbread is fantastic with recent candy corn and I can by no means get sufficient tomatoes through the month of July.

This candy corn bread additionally options one other pantry staple of mine: za’atar. I exploit this mix fairly a bit and it’s also wonderful with the summer time flavors. I’m so obsessed that this is only one of three recipes I’ll be sharing within the subsequent month that makes use of za’atar. But actually, I’m simply making an attempt to persuade you to maintain a small stash of sumac readily available.

Za’atar Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Bread

Za'atar Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Bread | Naturally Ella

This corn bread is a riff on the recipe I historically use however I’ve halved the recipe with a purpose to create a skinny, base layer for the tomatoes. It’s the proper appetizer however I would additionally counsel it for lunch!



  • 2 cups combined cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar


  • 1/four cup white wheat flour
  • 1/four cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/four teaspoon salt
  • 1 massive egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or non-flavored oil, plus further for melting
  • 1/four cup milk
  • 1/four cup recent corn kernels

For Serving

  • Olive oil, for serving
  • Parsley, for serving


  • Heat oven to 400˚F. Halve the tomatoes and place in a roasting pan or sheet tray. Roast for 18 to 20 minutes, till the tomatoes have softened and are beginning to brown. Remove from oven and toss roasted tomatoes with za’atar.
  • Place an eight” forged iron skillet, with 2 teaspoons butter, till the butter has melted. In a bowl, mix the flour with the cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk collectively egg, honey, melted butter, and milk. Pour into the dry substances and stir till simply mixed. Fold within the the corn.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and swirl the butter across the skillet. Pour the cornbread combine into the pan and return to oven. Bake for 15 minutes or till set and golden.
  • Take the cornbread and reduce it into wedges. Top with tomato combination and sprinkle with parsley and olive oil earlier than serving.


Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks:  You might make the cornbread forward of time and high with the new tomatoes. You might additionally use this recipe to serve just a few extra individuals however I like to recommend doubling the quantity of tomatoes.

Stock up: get the pantry substances you have to: tomatoes, olive oil, sweet corn

Nutrition:  see the information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 199 Calories from fats
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.four 14%
Cholesterol 48 16%
Sodium 225 9%
Carbohydrate 25 eight%
Dietary Fiber 2 eight%
Sugars eight
Protein four.7

Percent Daily Values are based mostly on a 2,000 calorie weight loss plan. Your every day values could also be larger or decrease relying in your calorie wants:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Sweet Corn Bread


I created this as a sort of yard appetizer however fact is, we’ve eaten this for lunch too. I wish to bulk it up a bit extra after we’re having this as a meal however there are just a few very nice methods to jazz it up.

Cheese/Egg Topping: I resisted having the core recipe container both of these things however that is how I wish to make it a meal. Feta, added to the tomatoes, is wonderful. However, I choose a slice or two of fried halloumi or a poached egg.

Vegetables: Feel free so as to add just a few extra summer time favorites. Roasted zucchini, summer time squash, eggplant, and candy corn are all fantastic with the za’atar mix.

Vegan: Make your favourite vegan cornbread recipe- I like this one however I normally use a nut milk.

Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Bread | Naturally Ella