Wild Thyme Mixture

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    60 g

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

Za’atar is the Arabic word used to describe a wild, shrubby plant native to the Mediterranean. Za’atar belongs to the labiate family, sharing characteristics with wild oregano, marjoram and thyme, although it is most commonly referred to as wild thyme in the West. It can be eaten fresh in salads and used to stuff pastries, or the leaves can be dried and mixed with sumac, salt and toasted sesame seeds to create the wildly popular pungent blend made below. This blend is then mix