Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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This za'atar spice recipe is easy to make at home from scratch with just four ingredients. While in Lebanon wild thyme is used, regular thyme from the supermarket or your garden makes a fine substitute. Za'atar refers both to the thyme plant itself, as well as this spice mix.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
8 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tablespoons
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until just golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Combine sesame seeds, thyme leaves, sumac, and salt in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Cook's Notes:

Za'atar spice mix can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

For a simple and delicious way to use za'atar, sprinkle the spice mixture over a plate of labneh and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pita bread as a dip.

Nutrition Facts

29 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 2.3g; sodium 194.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2018
I keep a batch in the fridge to put in various Middle Eastern dishes. When I ran out I bought a bottle from a spice shop. This recipe is much better. My experience has been that it lasts months of refrigerated. Thanks for submitting this great recipe. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2018
I keep a batch in the fridge to put in various Middle Eastern dishes. When I ran out I bought a bottle from a spice shop. This recipe is much better. My experience has been that it lasts months of refrigerated. Thanks for submitting this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
Easy delicious. Followed the ingredients exactly. Served with a side of baked acorn squash. Wow!! Read More
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