By evelyn/athens on June 30, 2003
Photo by awalde
Photo by awalde
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (55 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Wonderful!! I also used the savory. So far tried in recipe#386178. I would make this again."
"I love zaatar! growing up my mom would open a container of Pillsbury biscuit's spread on the EVOO and Za'atar and bake and yum yum yum! The smell was all over the house and it was delicious!"
"Lord knows I can use some mind clearing! Whatever the metaphysical effects, this is worth making for the flavor. Terrific on pitas or warm bread. Thanks, Ev!"
"evelyn/athens, I prepared a half-batch of your zaatar mix so I'd have it to use in chia's vegetable tagine. This is such a lovely blend of spices...adds a lot of depth. I used savory rather than thyme, and was pleased as punch to have a great use for the really big bag of sumac I bought recently. I can see sprinkling your zaatar over all manner of dishes. It'd be great in scrambled eggs or as the main spice for a quiche coupled with zucchini, spinach, and swiss. Wow, I'm now ready to go make breakfast and it's only just past dinner time! :) Thanks for posting."
"Never had this seasoning before and it's excellent. I had all the individual spices on hand and needed just 1/2 tsp of zaatar for Mizzy's Lentil Salad #89654. I made just a small amount using the ingredients proportionately and loved the remaining seasoning mixed with the olive oil and spread on toasted bread. What a treat. "
"Delicious, great spice mix! Came out perfect and will use this recipe for sure!
Prepared and used for Recipe #142472 #142472
Thank a lot Evelyn!"
"Anything, well almost anything to sharpen my kids' minds. I made this and seasoned their favorite breakfast toast; cottage cheese and toast with it. Of course a little studying wouldn't hurt. Thanks for sharing. Oh sorry, very tastey, kids like it better then the seasoning I usually use."
"Besides strengthening and clearing the mind it awakens the taste buds. Thanks for posting this delish yummy condiment!"