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Za’atar: The Secret Ingredient

Publish Date April 25, 2024

Now’s the time to experience the aromatic and versatile flavor of za’atar (pronounced zah-tar). This Middle Eastern spice blend offers an herby, nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes.

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1. Sprinkle

Add a dash of za’atar as a finishing touch on avocado toast, or atop a poached or fried egg. It also enhances the flavor of popcorn when sprinkled overtop, or swap classic garlic bread seasoning with za’atar for a new twist on a classic side dish.

2. Mix

Blend a pinch of za’atar into homemade salad dressings or incorporate it into your favorite soup recipe for a unique flavor profile. Za’atar also complements olive oil and hummus well, making it a great choice for a savory dip with warmed pita bread.

3. Season

Rub za’atar seasoning on chicken or salmon before grilling or baking for mouthwatering flavor. For vegetables, you can toss them in a mixture of olive oil and za’atar before roasting in the oven.

Za’atar Recipes