Za’atar Spice Blend

This za’atar spice blend is an easy homemade version of the classic Middle Eastern spice that combines sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, and marjoram.

A scoop of za'atar spice blend on a white background.

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that’s as simple as can be to make, both in terms of its ingredients and the bringing of them together. A classic example of how the sum truly is more expansive than the parts.–Renee Schettler

HOW SHOULD I USE ZA’ATAR?

This Middle Eastern spice blend has historically lent its iconic flavor to any number of dishes. Here are a few suggestions or we’d love to hear what you did in a comment below:
● Stir it into pasta
● Mix with Greek yogurt for a healthy dip
● Sprinkle over flatbread and drizzle with oil
● Rub over a whole chicken or chicken pieces from a whole chicken or even just the relatively blander chicken breasts before roasting

Za’atar Spice Blend

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  • 5 M
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  • Makes 4 tablespoons
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Ingredients


Directions

In a small container with a lid, mix the sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, and marjoram. Store, tightly closed and away from lights, at room temperature for up to 1 month.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

I did make the homemade za'atar recipe and it made 1/4 cup. After making the cacio e pepe pasta, I also used the za'atar on flatbread with olive oil, which was delicious.

I tested it with olive oil and bread and it was delicious.

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