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Having good seasoning and spice blends can take boring food and make it ah-mazing and Za’atar is literally one of the spices I use the most!

First off, what is Za’atar?

a flavorful spice blend used in many dishes throughout the Middle East (and my house!). Curries, dips, meat rubs, and more.

There are many variations of the blend, but here is a simple recipe that is versatile and delicious.

How do I like to use my Za’atar?

The options are endless, but here are some of my favorites.

  • Made into a dip by simply mixing with some good quality olive oil.
  • Added to my salads
  • Sprinkled over avocado toast, eggs, or my shakshouka, for breakfast
  • Added to creamy hummus.
  • slathered on my low-carb flatbread and served with kebabs.
  • Mixed with olives and served up as part of a killer mezze platter.
  • Used as a spice rub or marinade like in my sumac and za’atar spiced baked chicken.

Honestly, the options are endless with this delicious blend.  Would love to hear how you plan on using yours!

Yield/Servings: 1/4 cup
Author: Riyana Rupani


a Middle Eastern spice blend that can be used in so many ways.
Preparation time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min


  • 2 Tbsp toastes sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Sumac
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)


  1. Mix everything together, done!
  2. Store in an air-tight container.
5 based on 2 reviews


  • Cati Dalmau Rutllant
    January 6, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I’m definitely going to prepare some 😉 do you toast everything together or just the sesame seeds?

    • Riyana
      January 6, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Just the sesame seeds. Let me know how it turns out!!

  • Audrey C Ball
    January 13, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    This has been one of our favorite seasoning choices since I discovered it in a recipe last round of Whole30. We use it all the time…love that I can now use herbs from my own garden to make my own…thank you for the recipe!

    • Riyana
      January 14, 2021 at 2:00 am

      Hey Audrey,
      It’s such a great blend! I am with you, totally one of my favorites too!! Using fresh herbs is gonna be a gamechanger. Hope it turns out amazing!


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