Za'atar

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Za’atar is an aromatic eastern Mediterranean spice blend that is used as both a seasoning and a condiment. Try sprinkling it in olive oil as a dip for bread, or use it in grain dishes or as a flavorful topping for hummus or other dips.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried thyme, ground
  • 2  tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground sumac

Directions

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Za’atar can be stored at room temperature in airtight container for up to 1 year.

Categories: 
Rubs/Marinades
Yield: 
1/2 cup
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