Za’atar (ZAHT-ar) is a class of herbs, and includes members of the thyme, oregano, and savory families. Za’atar is also a Middle Eastern herb blend, containing one or more of the za’atar herbs. As with many centuries-old dishes, za’atar blend has many regional and familial variations.
Here is a basic za'atar recipe from Alton Brown. Okay, I tweeked it, like I most always do, adding in the necessary(to me) dried oregano. Enjoy sprinkled on top of flatbread, over grilled vegetables, or used in dips like hummus, baba ghanoush, or tzatziki. You can also add a few generous teaspoons to make a Middle Eastern version of pasta salad.