Za-atar Spice Blend Recipe

Za-atar Spice Blend Recipe

Za-atar spice blend is a blend of oregano, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, and salt and is one of my favorite spice blends.

za-atar spice blend

Za-atar Spice Blend

A traditional Middle eastern spice blend.
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Course: Spices
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: zaatar spice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 scant Tablespoon dried oregano (Syrian or Turkish variety if you can find)
  • 1 Tablespoon sumac
  • 3/4 Tablespoon coarse sea salt


  • Toast sesame seeds lightly in a dry skillet over medium heat, until they are fragrant and starting to turn golden. In a bowl, combine the still warm sesame seeds with the other ingredients. Store in a spice jar and use within three months.
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