As a spice combination, Za’atar is a clear winner, originating from Middle Eastern cuisine. It certainly sets a strong foundation for a memorable meal. Through the simple combination of select herbs and spices including the iconic sumac. which together provide a uniquely Middle Eastern experience.

Za’atar can be used on everything from bread, to chicken, meats or seafood, the combinations are only limited by you. Either purchase this spice mix pre-packaged or simply follow the recipe laid out below and create your own version. I am sure you will be pleased with the results either way!


Written by - Kevin Kapusi Starow
A stunning Middle Eastern spice recipe.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 20
Difficulty Easy


  • Mixing bowl


  • 230 gm Thyme leaves dried
  • 59 gm Marjoram dried
  • 180 gm Sumac
  • 180 gm Sesame seeds
  • 2 gm Cumin ground - toasted
  • 2 gm Coriander ground - toasted
  • 2 gm Fennel ground & dried - toasted
  • 2 gm Anais ground - toasted
  • 2 gm Cinnamon
  • 2 gm Salt


  • Combine all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Keyword anais, corriander, cumin, fennel, sumac
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