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Za'atar

Za'atar created by Artandkitchen

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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  • Grind the savory, sumac, salt and sesame seed in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder until you obtain a fine powder.
  • Keep in a sealed jar in a cool, dark and dry place.
  • To use: mix 1-2 tblsps of zaatar with 1-2 tblsps extra-virgin olive oil and spread on warm, toasted bread.
  • Top with freshly-ground black pepper.
  • You can also top pita breads with the zaatar and olive oil mixture and bake in the oven to make pita crisps.
  • Zaatar will begin to lose its flavour after 2 months.
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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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  1. helen19801123
    substituting regular thyme for wild thyme it is not the same. I end buying pure blend zaatar from www.eatzaatar.com it is so good.
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  2. Artandkitchen
    Za'atar Created by Artandkitchen
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  3. Artandkitchen
    Delicious, great spice mix! Came out perfect and will use this recipe for sure!<br/>Prepared and used for Recipe #142472 #142472<br/>Thank a lot Evelyn!
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  4. UmmBinat
    Wonderful!! I also used the savory. So far tried in recipe#386178. I would make this again.
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  5. lululaaaaa
    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!
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