My Za’atar Blend


Preparation info

  • Makes about

    ¼ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food


By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern seasoning I turn to often to finish off a bowl of freshly ground hummus, season roasted vegetables or grilled skewers of meat, or add to hot ghee then drizzle over a bowl of steaming rice.


  • 2 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp ground sumac
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


    Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir together and transfer to an airtight container. Store, covered, in a cool, dark place for up to 4 months.