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Za'atar Spice Blend

Spice up your life with za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice mixture, traditionally made with dried herbs such as marjoram and/or thyme. Za'atar serves as a seasoning to sprinkle on vegetables, salads, chicken, fish, or kebabs.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: condiments, Middle Eastern, spices
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup sumac
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Mix all the ingredients by pulsing in a food processor; do not overmix–the sesame seeds should still be recognizable. A mortar and pestle will work fine, too. Store the spice in a glass container with a tight lid, and keep the container in a cool dark place. The blend will keep its freshness for several months.