How to make Za'atar, a robust seasoning blend!

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As part of our December 2019 blitz at OurSundayCafe.

I originally made this as an ingredient for another recipe. But much like the Lemon and Chive Sauce and Dressing already offered, it would be a shame to leave it lurking in the archives! Which lead me to offer it here as part of our December blitz!

This delicious seasoning blend is at home, where ever you use it. As a simple offering of olive oil and bread for dipping, or as one of the ingredients in a more complicated recipe. 

It is robust without being overpowering. I hope you give it a try this winter to add a new element of flavor to your meals. 

Za'atar a delicious seasoning blend easily made at home.
Za'atar make your own at home, easy and delicious!
adapted from, the world wide web
makes about 1/4 cup

1 T toasted sesame seeds
1 T marjoram leaves
1 T thyme leaves
1 T oregano leaves
2 T sumac
3/4 t salt

Using a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind sesame seeds and place in a small jar. Separately, grind each of the herbs, placing each into the same jar. Add the sumac and salt, cap and shake to combine.


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  1. I use za'atar all the day and I've never thought about making my own. I'm pinning this recipe for the future. Thanks

    1. It is quite good, my first time using sumac. Thanks for dropping by!


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