Za'atar Zaatar Spice Blend

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very useful spice blend for Middle Eastern Dishes. I have also found it to be good on cooked pasta, mixed with some olive oil, toasted pine nuts and olives. Also good on a bagel with cream cheese and then za'atar sprinkled on top. Try it on bruschetta with chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar mixed up and then sprinkle with the za'atar - delish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Crush the sesame seeds in a mortar, with a pestle.
  2. 2. Add the other ingredients and crush with the pestle.
Most Helpful

This is very close to the recipe I use, which has a bit less sesame. Try it rubbed under the skin of a roasting chicken, it's great! Also good on pita, salads, hummus, and vegetable dishes.

zeldaz51 January 08, 2013

Spice blend tasted very authentic. Made for ZWT6.

Queen Dana June 13, 2010

I have a za'atar loving family - we especially like it mixed into a paste with olive oil and spread thickly on grilled pita or sourdough bread. This is a great spice blend.

evelyn/athens August 22, 2013