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    Total Time:

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    11 mins

    5 mins

    6 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    A very Middle Eastern spice mix, I use it in almost everything that has even a hint of the Mediterranean. Sprinkle this over a plate of hummous, dip some pita in olive oil and za'atar, have some lemonade with mint and you're in paradise.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Put the sesame seeds on a small sheet pan or pie plate and toast for 6 minutes.
    3. 3
      Combine thyme, sumac, salt, dehydrated onions and sesame seeds and grind into a fine powder in a spice mill.
    4. 4
      (This may require 2 batches.) Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 months.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2002


      Please, please try this! It's delicious. I make it without the onions and put it in a small dish on its own next to another small dish with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A Pile of fresh bread,(pitta bread, french bread anything you like)and dip a torn off piece of bread into the oil and then into the za'atar and eat! Swish it down with a cup of tea. Superb snack!

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    • on April 08, 2002


      Tried this last night, I cooked rice, added olive oil and some of this and tumeric, it was good. DD says it tasted like the rice at Cafe Cedar, I favorite Middle Eastern restaurant.

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    • on April 15, 2007


      This makes a wonderful authentic seasoning for Middle East cooking. Zaatar means simply thyme in Morocco as we have no spice blends. So, we use the same word for a very different meaning. I love to use this when making Lebanese dishes. Thank you Mirj!

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    Nutritional Facts for Za'atar

    Serving Size: 1 (107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 275.2
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1186.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.7 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 8.4 g

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