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From Aglaia Kremezi. The Lebanese believe that zaatar, a mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds, gives strength and clears the mind. For this reason, before leaving home on exam days, all school children eat a slice of bread spread with a mixture of zaatar and olive oil. The traditional recipe for zaatar calls for thyme, but savory -- which has an aroma similar to a combination of oregano and thyme -- works much better.
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- 1Grind the savory, sumac, salt and sesame seed in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder until you obtain a fine powder.
- 2Keep in a sealed jar in a cool, dark and dry place.
- 3To use: mix 1-2 tblsps of zaatar with 1-2 tblsps extra-virgin olive oil and spread on warm, toasted bread.
- 4Top with freshly-ground black pepper.
- 5You can also top pita breads with the zaatar and olive oil mixture and bake in the oven to make pita crisps.
- 6Zaatar will begin to lose its flavour after 2 months.
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Nutritional Facts for Za'atar
Serving Size: 1 (55 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 261.2
- Calories from Fat 131
- Total Fat 14.6 g
- Saturated Fat 3.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1563.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 23.6 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 7.3 g
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