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Frieds Egg with Green Tahini and Pita

These Fried Eggs with Green Tahini and Pita are packed with spices and herbs and make a perfect simple dinner or weekend breakfast for two.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 491 kcal


For the fried egg:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the green tahini:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Za'atar optional but recommended ( +more for topping)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Everything else:

  • 4 half slices of pita (or 2 whole)
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers jarred


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, crack each of your eggs into the skillet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cook until the white parts are golden brown and bubbly around the edges. If you like your egg yolk on the firmer side, cover with a lid while cooking. Once ready, remove from pan using a spatula and set aside.

  2. Turn heat off but keep the used pan on the stove (it should still have a little olive oil on it from frying the eggs). Add pita slices to the pan, flipping every few seconds, until warmed and just starting to brown. Remove from heat.

  3. In a high speed blender or food processor, blend the tahini, cilantro, parsley, garlic, cumin, za'atar, salt, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water until creamy and no lumps remain. If it's too thick to drizzle then add more water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  4. The lazy way to serve: Place pitas into the skillet you used to make the eggs and top with eggs, tahini, red pepper, salt, pepper, parsley, and za'atar. Enjoy right away.

  5. The 'I've got my act together' way to serve: Place pita pieces on two separate plates and top each with an egg, tahini, salt, pepper, parsley, and za'atar. Enjoy right away.