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.
1/4 cup ground sumac
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon kosher salt
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.
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