Middle Eastern Spice Blend

Origin: The Middle East

Flavour: Fresh, warm, tangy, nutty and minty.

Ingredients: Thyme, toasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, sea salt, oregano, savory, marjoram, hyssop, cumin, coriander, chili flakes.

Uses: Condiment, tea, seasoning, salad, vegetables,

Dishes: Chicken za’atar, tomato salad spiced with za’atar, za’atar salsa verde, labneh spice with za’atar oil, lamb tagine, chicken tagine, manakish za’atar (Levantine bread), hummus with za’atar, roasted vegetables with za’atar oil, za’atar vinaigrette, couscous with pulses and za’atar oil, slow cooked rabbit with za’atar, za’atar and tofu, za’atar roasted eggplant, Mediterranean inspired shrimp with za’atar, za’atar fatayer (Middle Eastern baked good), savoury za’atar cookies, za’atar kaak (Lebanese bread).

Substitutes for Za’atar: Ground coriander, mixed herbs and sesame seed, citrus zest, Italian seasoning.

When you want to take a culinary adventure, include the aromatic spices of Za’atar because each blend is unique and versatile in many recipes. I recommend this Organic Za’atar spice combination which is influenced by Lebanese flavour profiles.
This gluten–free (Jordanian influenced Spice Blend) Za’atar is ideal for use in baked goods, condiments like hummus, dry rubs and marinades for veggies and steak.
If you haven’t added the warm, bright, earthy flavours of Za’atar into your pantry for delicious creations, you should.