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Za'atar Spice Mix

5 min

Seasoning mix

Homemade staple

One-bowl / one-pot

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

When we can't find a spice mix at our local grocery store, we try seeing if we can make it ourselves at home! Za'atar spice mix is a flavourful Middle Eastern and Mediterranean seasoning that we use in all sorts of ways. We mix it into our homemade salad dressing, into tofu or tempeh marinades, sprinkle it over roasting veggies, and add it to recipes such as homemade falafels to pack it full of flavour.

Servings

(1 Tbsp per serving)

Total

5 min

Prep

5 min

Contains

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sesame

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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tree nut

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gluten

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (5 g)
    dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp (6 g)
    dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp (17 g)
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g)
    ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp (18 g)
    toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (16 g)
    ground sumac
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
    salt
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    chili flakes
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground black pepper
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Directions

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  1. Add all the spices into a small jar, mix, and you're good to go!

Storage

  • Will keep in a sealed glass jar away from direct sunlight for months, just like regular spices.

Nutrition info

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Willeke - July 27, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

Love this za’atar mixture. It has become a staple in my kitchen. I use for hummus, on naan or with veggies. Awesome!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

All lovely ideas, Willeke, thanks a bunch 🤗


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

This is exactly what I needed to make my favorite za'atar hummus myself instead of buying it from the store! Thanks! 😁

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:12 a.m.

Such a creative hummus recipe, Cris! So glad the spice was enjoyed 🤩


Bhumika Poojary - May 11, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

Amazing. Thank you 😊


Tanja - March 22, 2021, 9:23 a.m.

What substitute can I use for sumac? I can't find that spice in my country.

Thank you in advance

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 2:17 a.m.

Great question, Tanja! It may be in an international foods aisle or store, or perhaps online. Lemon pepper seasoning or a dash of lemon zest may help provide the tartness that sumac provides though! Alternatively, you could try omitting it from the recipe and adding some lemon juice when cooking 😀