Za’atar is the perfect spice to any Middle Eastern dish. In Israel, they use it on everything, from falafel to shawarma to salads – some people even make a great dish with Za’atar on cubed potatoes. Bring Israel home with this homemade za’atar recipe. This way, you can control the amounts so your family will love the end product. For information about other Israeli spices and spreads, click here

Ingredients: 

· 1/4 cup sumac 
· 2 tablespoons thyme 
· 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds 
· 2 tablespoons marjoram 
· 2 tablespoons oregano 
· 1 teaspoon coarse salt 

Preparation: 

Grind the sesame seeds in food processor or with mortar and pestle. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Store za'atar in a cool, dark place in a plastic zip bag or in an airtight container. When stored properly, za'atar can be used from 3-6 months. 

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