Za'atar Spice Blend
Our Za’atar blend is a fragrant mix of herbs and spices, featuring sumac, thyme, Mediterranean oregano, sesame seeds and salt inspired by the many versions of Za’atar found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We combine the same premium spices we sell whole for an herb blend that is ideal for rubs, spreads and marinades.
· Slightly tart, herbaceous flavor
· Light to dark green, beige and brown
· Irregularly sized flakes of dried herbs
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Ground sumac, spices, sesame seed, salt, canola oil. Contains sesame seed.
From a culinary perspective, za’atar refers to both a spice blend and a flowering herb which remains a traditional component of the blend. Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (including Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey) have their own versions of za’atar. Recipes are often closely guarded family secrets and points of national pride. In Jordan, za’atar tends to contain more sumac, while in Lebanon it sometimes contains dried orange zest. Isreali za’atar, which was adopted from surrounding Arab communities, sometimes contains dill.
Our Za’atar is inspired by the many versions found throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Bright, tart sumac and nutty sesame seeds accent the earthy, herbal flavors of thyme and Mediterranean oregano, making it a multidimensional seasoning with a variety of applications. Za’atar can be used as a table condiment on everything from eggs to labneh (thickened yogurt). It is delicious on fish, grilled meats, salads, or simply mixed with oil to serve on breads. In Lebanon, it is a main component of man’ousheh, a disk-shaped flat bread popularly enjoyed for breakfast.
Zahtar is an authentic Middle Eastern mix of herbs and spices, including sumac, thyme, oregano and sesame seeds. The flavors will shine in this simple Lebanese yogurt, which is delicious on bread or with pita chips.