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SPICES 101 - Za’atar


It’s thyme to spice up your meals with this simple Za’atar recipe! Experience the Middle East right in your kitchen with this blend of delicious herbs.

The best part? It tastes amazing with almost everything! Mix it up and get ready for the za’atar takeover!

1. HOMEMADE ZA’ATAR BLEND

Ingredients:

3 tbsp sumac
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

1) In a small bowl, stir together sumac, sesame seeds, thyme, oregano and salt. Can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 months.

2. FATTOUSH SALAD

Ingredients:

Lemon Za’atar Dressing
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely minced
2 tsp honey
1 tsp za’atar
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Baked Pita Chips
3 pitas
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp kosher salt

Salad
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
4 baby cucumbers, chopped
3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

1) For the salad dressing, in a small container, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, za’atar, salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside.
2) For the pita chips, preheat oven to 350ºF. Brush one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Cut each pita into eighths and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden and crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
3) To assemble salad, in a large serving bowl, combine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, parsley and baked pita chips. Toss with desired amount of dressing and serve.

Serves 4-6


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