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Fresh Zaatar Rub

Photo: Jeffrey Cross; Food Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1/2 cup
Here's an easy, savory-tart rub that's great as a seasoning for Grilled Meatball, Halloumi, and Baby Squash Skewers or to use with grilled chicken breasts, lamb chops, steak, or veggies (just brush them first with oil, then coat with the rub). 


  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 9.6
  • caloriesfromfat 72 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.8 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 0.6 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • sodium 96 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. *Find sumac, an edible, tart dried berry, in the spice aisle or at

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.