I have a recipe that calls for the Middle Easter spice za'tar. What can I substitute?
Za'tar is a spice blend that gets a lot of its character from the Middle Eastern spice sumac, which has a mild citrus flavor. To make a spice blend similar to za'tar, combine:
2 teaspoons sumac
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons marjoram
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
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