Zahtar, Arab spice blend Recipe
Zahtar, Arab spice blend
Total time: less than 15 minutes

Cooking time: None

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

This traditional spice blend harbors all the flavors of the East. It is used to sprinkle on vegetables and grilled meats and to flavor meatballs. Mixed with a little olive oil, zahtar is brushed on bread before baking. 

In Lebanon it is known as "Thym-zaatar baladi." It is used to flavor:

Chich Taouk - Grilled Chicken, shish kebabs, Lebanese pizza with thyme and labneh (drained yogurt).

In equal quantities

- Ground Sumac seeds
- Toasted Sesame seeds
- Ground Thyme

Grind together in equal quantities sumac seeds, sesame seeds and ground thyme.

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