Za'atar spice blend

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Makes

2 1/2 cups

Za'atar spice blend

Za'atar spice blend and crackers. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

This fragrant Middle Eastern spice blend is a delicious seasoning for chicken, fish and hummus. Give a jar on it's own or bake up a pan of crisp crackers to accompany it.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup sesame seeds , (150 g)
  • 3/4 cup dried thyme , (35 g)
  • 3 tbsp packed lemon zest , from about 4 lemons (12 g)
  • 1 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Place sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in centre of oven until lightly golden, 5 to 6 min. Stir in thyme, lemon zest, marjoram and salt until combined. Return baking sheet to oven and toast 5 more min. Let cool. Spoon into small bags or jars. Za’atar will keep well, stored in a cool place, up to a month.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 26,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 157 mg.