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Homemade Za'atar

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Skip the store-bought stuff and make Homemade Za'atar yourself! Dried thyme, sumac and sesame seeds is all you need to whip up this homemade spice blend. It's great in marinades, salad dressings and sprinkling onto of hummus. This recipe yields 5 tablespoons.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword homemade spice blends, middle eastern, seasonings, sumac, thyme, Za'atar
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 5 tablespoons
Calories 18
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac
  • tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  • Add thyme and sea salt to your mortar, using your pestle to grind it finely.
  • Add the ground thyme and salt with the sumac and toasted sesame seeds into a jar, stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg