Za’atar Spice

Za'atar is an herb and spice blend used extensively throughout Middle Eastern cuisine with several different variations. It's extremely versatile and much like salt, it brings out the flavor of foods. 

This blend can be added to almost any savory dish but is commonly used on bread and their dipping oils, rice, meats, vegetables, soups, potatoes, pasta and more. Once you taste this blend, you'll be adding it to everything!

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What Is Za’atar Spice?

Za’atar is the herb or a name of a blend of herbs from the Middle East. It is a traditional spice blend who’s use can be dated back to the 12th century. Some traditional ingredients in the blend are thyme, oregano, salt, sesame, sumac and cumin.

This popular spice can be used in a variety of ways, but one of the most notable is being baked into flatbreads. The pungent and exciting flavor profile compliments baked breads, offering a standalone eating experience due to the diverse profile that it offers. Za’atar can also be mixed into hummus, yogurts and oils to create dipping sauces and condiments on other dishes as well.

Looking for more uses for Za’atar?

Try it as a rub or in a marinade on meat, especially lamb. It can be sprinkled on cheese as well to really bring depth to the flavor profile of each bite. One of our favorite ways to utilize it is actually on fish or other seafood that we can grill. It compliments a wide range of proteins and veg and is a standout in our pantry due to this.

For more flavor inspiration, try our Smoked Za’atar Chicken Skewers or Za’atar Hasselback Chicken recipes.

The Flavor Behind Za’atar Spice

What makes our Za’atar Spice stand out is the fresh and full bodied spices we’ve mixed in order to achieve this product. Our sumac and sesame seeds especially give a fruity, tangy, earthy and sharp taste that is sure to resonate on the palette wherever you use this blend.

The Spiceology Za’atar

Spiceology offers you the Za’atar Spice because it has captured the hearts of many chefs and cooks around the world. Recipes dated back to hundreds of years ago use this beloved blend and for good reason. It should be a mainstay in any cook’s pantry, regardless of ingredients or cuisine.

We wanted to create our own version of this blend as we love the flavor and rich history it provides. That being said, its applications are endless and it is a staple in our kitchen.