What is Zaatar?
Zaatar (sometimes written as za'atar) is a versatile Middle Eastern spice blend consisting of dried herbs like thyme and oregano, roasted sesame seeds, tangy sumac, and a pinch of salt.
It imparts a unique, savory flavor to dishes. Traditionally, it's sprinkled on flatbreads (manakish) or mixed with olive oil to create a fragrant dip for bread.
Zaatar can also enhance the taste of roasted vegetables, meats, and salads. Its aromatic and earthy notes make it a beloved seasoning in Middle Eastern cuisine, offering a delightful combination of herbal, nutty, and tangy flavors to elevate a wide range of dishes.