Mix this versatile Middle Eastern spice blend with olive oil (1/4 cup Za'atar to 1/2 cup oil) for a zesty dipping sauce for breads. Use it as a rub for roast poultry, or stir into rice or couscous. Za'atar enlivens plain yogurt drizzled with olive oil for a tasty vegetable dip. Check Mediterranean grocery stores for tart ground sumac, the characteristic spice of Za'atar.

Yield: 1/2 cup (serving size: 1/4 teaspoon)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 6
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Calcium: 8mg


  • 1/4 cup ground sumac
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.
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