Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Middle Eastern Spice Blend: Za'atar

This Middle Eastern spice mixture is so delicious we suggest doubling the recipe and using the extra for a snack: Dunk some bread (such as pita) in flavorful olive oil and then in the za'atar. Or sprinkle za'atar over plain yogurt and drizzle with olive oil, and you've got a terrific dip.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Yield: 5 tablespoons
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2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

2 teaspoons ground sumac* (See Cook's Note)

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl.

Cook’s Note

Za'atar keeps, chilled in a sealed plastic bag, 1 week. *Available at Middle Eastern markets