This easy Za’atar Recipe is a Middle Eastern spice blend made with just 4 ingredients. Try it on meats, vegetables, homemade bread, dips, soups, or salads.
Za’atar Spice is like chili powder or chai: The name itself is generic and there are as many blends as there are cooks.
My blend consists of dried thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt. That’s it! It’s an easy way to spice up recipes already in your repertoire, especially if you are considering a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean menu.
How to Make Za’atar
In addition to thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt, you could also add dried oregano or marjoram.
Sometimes everything is pulsed in a food processor or blend until finely ground while other times the spices are left whole (as in my recipe).
Or, instead of using dried herbs, some recipes used a pile of fresh, finely chopped hyssop or oregano.
In addition to sprinkling Za’atar on pita brushed with olive oil, sprinkle it on Hummus, roasted vegetables, chicken and beef, or anything you can think of!
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- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sumac
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- In a small bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid, combine all ingredients. Store covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.
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