Therefore, this spice is prepared at home often and is stored in an air tight container for later use.
Not only in the Lebanese, Arabic or other Middle Eastern dishes, this simple spice can also be used to flavour up your dressings, stir fried vegetables, dips, pasta, soups, pizza and meat recipes. So whenever you plan a Lebanese or Mediterranean menu, don’t forget to make this spice beforehand.
Learn how to make Zaatar Spice Mix recipe that can be stored in an airtight container for about 15 days in a cool dry place. Here is the recipe of authentic Zaatar Spice Mix.
What is Zaatar Spice Mix?
Zaatar Spice Mix is a delicious and inviting blend of Sumac, Dried Thyme, Sesame Seeds, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Dried Marjoram. All you have to do is dry roast sesame seeds and mix it along with all the other ingredients. Add everything in a grinder and grind to get a smooth powder.
How to use Zaatar?
This flavourful spice mix is traditionally sprinkled on a fresh homemade Bread or Pita along with a drizzle of olive oil. You can also add this spice in the marination of vegetables and meat.
But you can sprinkle it on any dish you like, to enhance the taste instantly. I also like to make Zaatar tea or even sprinkle this spice mix on my homemade chips and crackers.
What does Zaatar taste like?
Due to the use of so many flavourful spices, the taste of Zaatar can be tangy, herbal, nutty and toasty at the same time.
What is Sumac?
Sumac is another Mediterranean spice which is made with deep red berries that is grounded into a coarse powder. It is another versatile spice that adds a tangy lemony flavour to the dish, but is comparatively less tart than the lemon juice.
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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