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30 min or less, Easy, Gluten Free, Nut free, Oil free, Under 400 calories, Vegan Basics, Vegan Recipes

Za’atar Seasoning

This Za’atar Seasoning is a great spice for many Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. Sprinkle on hummus, use as a dip for bread, on pasta, salads and so much more.

The first time I had Za’atar seasoning I picked some up from Penzey’s Spices. I’ve always had a real passion for exotic spices and I knew this was something I had to try.

The woman in the store said it was really great used as a dipping sauce for bread (mixed with olive oil), but since I don’t eat much oil, I decided to add it to hummus instead. And wow.

The ingredients are simple: sumac (see below), white sesame seeds, thyme leaves and salt. That’s it. If you’ve ever had a fattoush salad, it tastes pretty much just like that! =)

If you’re wondering, sumac is a versatile spice that has a sweet lemony taste. After some research it seems it may not be the easiest spice to find, unless you have specialty markets in your area. If you can’t find it, I would recommend ordering it online. Sumac is absolutely crucial for this spice mix and I wouldn’t recommend making it without it. 

However, I have heard oregano can work in the place of thyme, or even adding a little cumin as well.

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To make this Za’atar Seasoning, it’s really easy. Add all the ingredients together in a small bowl and stir,

Add the mix to a spice jar, or put in an airtight container in the fridge and it will last for months. I hope you enjoy this spice mix as much as I do.

What’s your favorite way to eat this Za’atar Seasoning mix? =)

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Za’atar Seasoning

Za’atar Seasoning | via veggiechick.com

This Za’atar Seasoning is a great spice for many Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. Sprinkle on hummus, use as a dip for bread, on pasta, salads and so much more.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (not ground)
  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

In a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine. Makes 1/4 cup seasoning mix. Transfer to a spice jar, or store in the fridge in an airtight container and it will last for months.

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