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.

Za\'atar spice recipe ingredients.

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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.

Za\'atar seasoning in a measuring spoon.

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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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

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. 
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Servings 12 servings
Course Pantry
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Calories 5

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid, combine all ingredients. Store covered in the pantry for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 194mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This is WOW site. I needed to know how to make za’atar and your site came through. Many thanks!!5 stars

  2. I agree that zaatar should contain no more than four ingredients. May I suggest a website that sell the best zaatar so far. http://www.eatzaatar.com they offer a real zaatar herb (hyssop) which I found is different than the regular thyme.5 stars

    1. Hey there, I’d love to! Could you please give me some exact names of recipes so I can work on them for you? I am not super familiar with the snacks you are talking about and don’t want to make the wrong thing. Any details would be appreciated! I would be so excited to do this. Thank you!