Updated: Oct 14, 2022
If you're a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, then you're probably familiar with za’atar.
Whether you enjoy za’atar on its own or use it as an ingredient in recipes, there's no doubt that it's a versatile spice that can add a lot of flavors to your cooking. So, if you're looking to add a little za’atar to your life, read on for everything you need to know about this tasty seasoning!
What is Za’atar?
Za’atar is a culinary herb or family of herbs.
It is a seasoning blend that originates from the Middle East. It's traditionally made with thyme, sumac, salt, and sesame seeds, and it has a distinct earthy flavor.
Thyme- is a pungent warm, woody spice related to mint and oregano. One of the oldest culinary herbs, it is a key ingredient in many Mediterranean and French cuisines.
Sumac- is a tangy spice with a sour, acidic flavor reminiscent of lemon juice.
Sesame seeds- You can use raw sesame seeds but toasting them really takes this spice blend over the top.
Salt-Typically Sea salt is used, but you can use kosher salt as well.
Za’atar is popular in many Middle Eastern dishes, such as tahini and flatbreads.
How to Use Za’atar
There are many ways to use Za’atar. It can be used as a spice rub for meat, added to oil and vinegar for a flavorful salad dressing, or sprinkled on top of tahini or other dips. Za’atar is also a common ingredient in flatbreads and other breads.
Meet your new condiment! FUN Sesames Tahini has a unique Turmeric-Za'atar flavor that brings out a balance of earthy aroma and warm flavor
enhancing both tastes plus creamy tahini and the hint of fresh lemon juice.
This combination is fantastic on whichever you put them. Perfect for grilled veggies, salads, bread, or pita.
FUN Sesames Tahini Turmeric-Za'atar can make everything delicious; A versatile spice blend that adds flavor to many different dishes.
Spread it in your bread, dress your salad with it, use it as a dip, make hummus with it, and blend it in your yogurt; it's delicious!
If you're looking for a new way to use za’atar, why not try it in these recipes with our FUN Sesames Tahini Sauce: Turmeric Za’atar
Cauliflower Steak: This recipe features cauliflower steak that's been drizzled with turmeric za’atar, pistachios, dates, olive oil, fresh mint, and fresh dill. It makes a delicious side dish or vegetarian main course.
Earthy Roasted Beets: This recipe is made with beet roots that’s been seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. It's perfectly drizzled with turmeric za’atar.
No matter how you choose to use it, za’atar is a versatile spice that can add a lot of flavors to your cooking. So, if you are looking for a new spice to add to your kitchen, Turmeric Zaatar is a great option!