Hummuz with Zatar

Zatar Spice Blend Recipe

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gluten free, plant-based, reducetarian, spice blend, sugar free, vegan

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Introducing Your Newest Addiction: Zatar

Zatar is a traditional Middle Eastern spice blend of toasted sesame seeds, herbs, and spices. Every recipe is a little different but my version contains fresh thyme, sumac, salt, and dried marjoram. It’s nutty, tangy, aromatic and addictive! So simple to put together, Zatar might just be your entrance to a whole new world of culinary flavours.

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Zatar. A Middle Eastern spice blend with thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt and sesame seeds.

Zatar. A Middle Eastern spice blend with thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt and sesame seeds.

Eating Together Made Easy

This spice blend could help you bring together a Middle Eastern-inspired meal for mixed dinners.

You could open the meal with Zatar scattered generously over hummus. Or combine it with a fruity olive oil and slather over warm naan bread. Quinoa Mujadara would make a great accompaniment. Serve that as main for plant-based eaters, and a side for omnivores.

Or create a seasoning paste with oil and Zatar and brush the spice mix on cauliflower for the vegan eaters, and over poultry for your omnivores.

Zatar Spice Blend
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Zatar is a traditional Middle Eastern blend of toasted sesame seeds, herbs, and spices. Every recipe is a little different but my version contains fresh thyme, sumac, salt, and dried marjoram. It’s nutty, tangy, aromatic. And addictive!

Course: Spice Blend
Keyword: middle eastern spice blend, spice blend, zataar, zatar spice blend
Diet: reducetarian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 22 kcal
Author: Sylvia E
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 11/2 tablespoons fresh thyme (See recipe notes for prep tips.)
Instructions
  1. Put the sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast in a 350F oven for about 5-8 minutes until starting to brown.

  2. Combine the seeds and spices.

  3. See the serving ideas in the Eating Together Made Easy section.

Recipe Notes
  1. To strip the leaves off of the thyme, hold the stalk with one hand, pinching two fingers of another hand around it and gliding them down the stalk.
  2. This spice mix should keep for several days. I just keep mine in a bowl on my counter.
Nutrition Facts
Zatar Spice Blend
Amount Per Serving
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 292mg 12%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hummus with Zatar. A Middle Eastern spice blend with thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt and sesame seeds.

Hummus with Zatar. A Middle Eastern spice blend with thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt and sesame seeds.

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2 thoughts on “Zatar Spice Blend Recipe”

  1. Mike says:

    Looks yummy! And I could use some pain relief too. 😀👍

    • I can’t make any guarantees but trying something new can be positive all on its own!

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