Za'atar 2016

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins

Easy

makes 8

A fragrant Middle Eastern mix that will instantly add a savoury spice to any dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal25
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.3g
  • carbs0.2g
  • sugars0.1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 2 tbsp sumac
    Sumac

    Sumac

    soo-mak

    This wine-coloured ground spice is one of the most useful but least known and most…

Method

  1. Lightly toast the cumin seeds in a dry pan, just until they start to release their aroma. Grind them to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar then stir in all the other ingredients plus 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper. It is now ready to use in your recipes, but will keep in a clean jar or airtight container for a month.

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