Also Known As: Zahtar, Zaatar or Zatar
Origin: Middle Eastern
Ingredients: Sumac, Thyme, Sesame Seeds, Paprika, Cumin, Oregano and Salt
Taste and Aroma: Nutty, warm, full flavored and distinctive
Uses: Mix with olive oil for a delicious spread, bread, dip, hummus, vegetables, meat, salad dressing and salad
Substitutes: Dukkah Spice, Thyme, Sesame Seeds, Arabic Spice Blend, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds, Flax Seed or Sumac
Fun Fact: There is a Middle Eastern belief that Za'atar strengthens the mind, which is why Middle Eastern children are often encouraged to eat Za'atar before taking tests.