Homemade za’atar seasoning is so easy!
A spice blend made with dried herbs and earthy spices. Done in a matter of minutes. You can mix it up to fit your taste palette. So are you ready to learn how to make zaatar seasoning? Let’s get started!
If you are a regular visitor of the Tortilla Channel you may know you can find a large number of seasoning and spice mix recipes.
We are adding a new one today. Za’atar is a classic seasoning recipe used a lot in the Middle East.
It is also the name of a herb family for oregano which is one of the ingredients in this recipe.
You can sprinkle the spice mix on your breads, vegetables, make a dip by adding olive oil and dip it with pita or naan bread.
The options are endless really. So if you haven’t made this seasoning it is time to mix up a batch.
What does za’atar taste like?
Za’atar has a tangy, herbal, fresh, earthy and nutty flavor. This is caused on the one hand by the sumac that has a lemony taste.
The nutty flavor is mainly due to the toasted sesame seeds.
Za’atar has a lot of different variations but all contain either oregano, marjoram (a close family member of oregano) or both.
Za’atar spice blend ingredients
So what is Za’atar made of? To make this recipe you only need a number of herbs.
Have the following ready when you start:
- Dried oregano
- Sesame seeds
- Dried marjoram
- Dried thyme
- ground cumin
- Sea salt
How to make Za’atar seasoning
If you do not have toasted sesame seeds take a small pan or skillet and heat to medium-hot.
Add your sesame seeds to the pan and move them around continuously. Sesame seeds can burn very fast so move the pan.
As soon as the seeds are golden brown remove from the pan. This is done in no more than a couple of minutes.
So to make this za’atar spice mix you need a medium-sized bowl.
Take your measurement scoops and add the oregano to the bowl. Then add the sesame seeds.
Measure the other ingredient as described in the recipe. Take a spoon and mix the herbs thoroughly for at least 1 minute so all of the ingredients are properly combined.
You can also put all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Put a lid on and shake to combine.
Scoop the seasoning in a glass jar.
How to store Zaatar spice mix?
When you have prepared the za’atar mix you can either put it in a glass jar or an air-tight container.
You can keep it for more than 6 months up to a year. You can store it in a dark, dry place or in the fridge.
See how za’atar seasoning is made
Want to see how this zaatar seasoning is made? Just watch the recipe video with step by step instructions so you can make this recipe yourself and follow along.
It shows how easy it is to make this recipe from scratch.
Other seasoning recipes
If you like to make your own seasoning or spice blends take a look at these recipes:
- Taco seasoning
- Enchilada seasoning
- Burrito seasoning
- Quesadilla seasoning
- Fajita seasoning
- Mexican seasoning
- Chili powder
- Cajun seasoning
- Adobo seasoning
- Ranch seasoning
- Shawarma seasoning
- Piri Piri seasoning
- Barbecue Rub
- Everything but the bagel seasoning
Enjoy this easy zaatar recipe!
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Za'atar seasoning is a classic spice blend used a lot in the Middle East and so easy to put together from scratch yourself in less than 5 minutes. Try it!
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon sumac
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- ½ tablespoon dried marjoram or additional oregano
- ½ tablespoon dried thyme
- ½ tablespoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- If you do not have toasted sesame seeds take a small pan or skillet and heat to medium-hot
- Add your sesame seeds to the pan and move them around continuously until they are golden brown
- Take a medium-sized bowl
- Take your measurement scoops and add the oregano to the bowl. Then add the sesame seeds
- Measure the other ingredient as described in the recipe. Take a spoon and mix the herbs thoroughly for at least 1 minute so all of the ingredients are properly combined
You can also put all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Put a lid on and shake to combine
Calories: 24; Fat: 2g; Carbs: 3g; Protein: 1g;