Za’atar

This delicious spice is usually comprised of ground dried thyme, oregano, cumin and sumac – although toasted sesame seeds and salt can also be added. Za’atar is actually a family of herbs as well as a spice mix, and dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt – evidence suggests that one species was even found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. This mix is still very popular with Northern African families and is a household staple in Morocco. In fact, za’atar recipes are held with such high regard, they’re often kept secret, not even shared with sons and daughter.

Za’atar

  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp sumac
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp sea salt

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