Za’atar is an Arabic word used to describe both a specific herb and a tangy blend of herbs and spices that varies according to region but includes the resinous herb za’atar, tart brick-red ground sumac, and toasted sesame seeds. Use za’atar to season grilled lamb or mix with plain yogurt and drizzle with olive oil for a vegetable dip.
- 2 tablespoons dried crushed za’atar leaves
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground sumac