How to Make Za'atar

Za what? Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend made with thyme, sesame seeds, and lemony sumac. Add pistachios if you like crunch (hand-raised). The ways to enjoy it are endless. I'm kind of obsessed with this  Za'atar Roasted Chicken and Eggplant Bowls with Green Tahini Sauce but you can add it to anything, really. Sprinkle on salads, bowls, or hummus, add to veggies before roasting, mix it into olive oil (for pita dipping), use as a rub for chicken, sprinkle on avocado toast (or sweet potato toast!) add to Greek yogurt for a spiced dip, or make roasted breakfast potatoes... the list goes on.

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How to Make Za'atar


  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Chop the pistachios, if using.
  2. Mix together everything in a small bowl.
  3. Transfer to airtight containers (recycled spice jars work well) and store in a cool, dry place.
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