Za’atar is both the name of a family of herbs and the name of a Mediterranean condiment or spice blend using those herbs. This is a really simple mixture of spices that is super easy to make at home! The primary ingredients include thyme, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds and you can play around with the herbs both in the amounts and with the addition of others like savory. (I also enjoy the addition of some aleppo pepper for heat!) Za’atar is great on everything from salads to flatbreads, hummus, grilled meats, etc!
A Mediterranean spice blend with thyme, sumac, oregano and sesame seeds that is great on everything from grilled chicken, to naan to hummus, etc!
- 3 tablespoons thyme
- 2 tablespoons sumac
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Grind everything except 1 tablespoon sesame seeds and then mix in the whole sesame seeds and enjoy.
Option: Dry/toast your own fresh thyme in the oven!!
Option: Add savory.