Try Middle Eastern cuisine at your home and sprinkle a dash of Zaatar Spice Mix to make it more lip-smacking. From dressings, vegetables, dips, pasta, soups, meat till veggies, this spice mix makes them all instantly yummier. Plan a Lebanese or Mediterranean menu and you cannot help but think of this classic spice motley!
Now, here are a few questions that might make you scratch your brain while reading this recipe! Let me help you out with them:
How to use Zaatar?
Zaatar Spice Mix is a versatile spice mix which is used extensively in the Middle Eastern cuisine. It is used as topping on the bread, drizzled with olive oil as a dip and even in marination for vegetables and meat.
How to make zaatar?
You know what? This spice mixture is a simple motley of Zaatar Ingredients like dried herb like oregano, marjoram. This middle eastern spice also includes ground sumac, toasted sesame seeds, dried thyme. I also add a dash of sea salt to make it nicely textured and savoury.
Although, it is easily available in the stores, the homemade version is much more flavorful. Here is the simple recipe to make your own Za’atar mix.
I have simply used a spice grinder or the regular blender to make a smooth Zaatar Spice Mix. It doesn’t take much time at all!
Can you freeze zaatar?
You can store a small bowl of this spice blends in a container for up to 15 days.
Moreover, the benefits of making this spice mix at home are many. Apart from adding to dips, bread, veggies, meat, if you like then you may also prepare Zaatar Tea or Zaatar Spiced Chips.
Next time you are planning a house party? Lockdown Lebanese fare and trust me, this Zaatar Spice Mix would come handy for an awesome get together!
Za'atar Spice Mix, How to make Za'atar Spice Mix at home
- Sumac - 1/4 cup
- Dried thyme - 3 tbsp
- Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
- Dried oregano - 2 tbsp
- Sea salt - 1 tsp
- Marjoram - I tsp
- Dry roast sesame seeds till slightly browned.
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend to make a smooth powder.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 15 days.
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