Fresh Zaatar Rub

Photo: Jeffrey Cross; Food Styling: Karen Shinto

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).


This recipe goes with Grilled Meatball, Halloumi, and Baby Squash Skewers

Yield: Makes 1/2 cup
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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 9.6
  • Calories from fat: 72%
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 0.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.6g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 96mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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


  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.
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