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A question from Luanne

Lior, can you list the ingredients to the following Za'atar A Middle Eastern blend that in use of flavouring breads and season dishes . Brush any bread with olive oil, sprinkle with Za'atar and lightly grill until toasted.


there are lots of zatar variation as there are cooks

1/4 cup ground sumac, dry
2 teaspoons dry thyme leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt

Grind all ingredients in a blender, mortar and pestle, spice mill, or clean coffee grinder until powdered.


½ cup sesame seeds
2 to 4 tabs ground sumac
2 tablespoons ground dried thyme
About 1½ teaspoons salt


2 tabs ground thyme
2 teas ground marjoram
1-2 tabs sumac berries, crushed
1/4-1/2 cup unhulled, toasted sesame seeds, ground coarsely

1 tab dried ground lemon peel or zest of two lemons, very finely minced as a substitute4 zaatar