Za’atar Recipe

za'atar seasoning

I got back late last night from our annual 4th of July trek- it was fantastic as usual! This morning I felt great. Bright eyed and ready to seize the day! Flash forward to when I started to put together this blog post, and I feel incapable of forming full sentences. Food good. Also, it is difficult to type whilst sucking your thumb in the fetal position. But I digress.

I had a super tasty and colorful new recipe featuring my favorite food ready type up, but as I said, typing is hard. Instead, I give you my new favorite seasoning with this za’atar recipe! Don’t worry, the other recipe will go up later this week. This may be my new favorite spice- I’m putting the herby goodness in everything from olive oil for dipping pita, to pizza, to eggs, to burgers! Yum. You can find the lemony sumac at Whole Foods or local spice shops. I’ll be sure to show you some new recipes in coming weeks.

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Red, white, and Jew!



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I never claimed not to be a narcisist.

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Just your average Michiagn tourist attraction.

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One of our daily theme parties: 80’s WWF. Can you spot me?

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Patriotic boat.

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And now for the za’atar recipe! What did you do for the 4th of JEWly?

za'atar seasoning

Za'atar Recipe
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This classic middle eastern spice goes on everything from pizza to eggs. It's herby and citrusy with the addition of sumac.
Recipe type: Za’atar Seasoning
Cuisine: Israeli
Serves: 1 cup
  • ⅓ cup sumac
  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  1. Stir all ingredients together




    • says

      Nope! That’s Missy- but she’s adorable so I’ll take it. She’s also 8 inches taller than I am! I’m the red boa on the middle.

  1. Prag says

    So funny, the other day we were in a restaurant and there was delicious bread with this, and I was wondering where to pick up that spice!thanks!