Zaatar Glaze

Zaatar Glaze Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon

Time: 5 minutes. Zaatar is an herbal, tart Middle Eastern spice blend often used as a dunk for olive oil-dipped bread. It's absolutely delicious with meat.


Makes enough for 5 lbs. grilled ribs, serving 8

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Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Caloriesfromfat 70 %
Protein 1.3 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 99 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup ground sumac*
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons dried marjoram
1 teaspoon kosher salt


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with 1/3 cup water.

*Buy this tart, ground dried berry in the spice aisle of well-stocked supermarkets.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving, glaze only.

August 2009
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