Za’atar spice mix

Za’atar spice mix

Za’atar is expensive to buy ready blended, and is so easy to do yourself!

time

5 mins

pan

1 min

fire

- kcal

time

5 mins

pan

1 min

fire

- kcal

Za_atar-spice-mix

makes

1 jar

DIFFICULTY

EASY

makes

1 jar

Difficulty

EASY

Za’atar is one of my favourite discoveries in the past 6 months. I was introduced to it by Sabrina Ghaynour in her fabulous book Sirocco which is full of beautiful Middle-Eastern food ideas. Just before Christmas I hosted a Persian themed dinner party in which za’atar was a key ingredient! However, I have found it pretty expensive to by compared to other spice mixes, and so far I have only seen it in Sainsburys and Waitrose so it’s not super-easy to get your hands on. That is why I had a go at making my own blend, and I got a huge jar of it from buying the separate ingedients for the same price as buying a teeny jar ready made. 

If you’re not sure what to do with it, check out my Pulled Persian chicken recipe, or the butterbean and za’atar dip. Its also fabulous just rubbed onto chicken and grilled!

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Za’atar spice mix

Za’atar is expensive to buy ready blended, and is so easy to do yourself!
Syns: 12 for the whole batch
Print Recipe
5 mins
1 min

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp sumac
  • 4 tbsp oregano
  • 4 tbsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp marjoram

Instructions

  • dry fry the sesame seeds for a minute, just until they start popping, and then remove from the heat
  • Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a sealed jar or tupperware.
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