Punch Things Up with Za’atar and Sumac

Common to several Middle Eastern cuisines, tart and citrusy sumac and earthy za'atar, a blend of thyme and sesame seeds that often also includes sumac, are versatile all-purpose seasonings that enhance vegetables, meats, dips, and flatbreads.

Photo of Francisco's Manaaeesh (Flatbread with Za'atar) by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com