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Zaatar Glaze

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.

This recipe goes with Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Zaatar Glaze

Sunset AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Makes enough for 5 lbs. grilled ribs, serving 8


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Calories from fat: 70%
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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