Za'atar - Middle Eastern spice mixture

Gluten free

Zaatar is an Arabic spice mix. You often eat it with Mediterranean salad, falafel, pita, and vegetables such as eggplant, chickpeas and tomato. Zaatar is not easily available everywhere, but luckily you can make it yourself in a few minutes with this zaatar recipe.

SeasoningSauce, dip and dressing8-12 servings5 minutes preparation

This is what you need

Sesame seeds black3 tbsp
Sumac2 tbsp
Dried thyme1 tbsp
Dried marjoram1 tbsp
Oregano1 tbsp
Basil1 tbsp
(celtic) sea salt1 tsp


Ingrid Duifhuizen
Ingrid is the brand manager at TerraSana. She loves food - cooking, eating, sharing meals, writing, and talking about it. Recipe development and food photography are her passions on the side.

This is how you make it

  1. Rush the sesame seeds in a mortar. This Japanese mortar is super!
  2. Mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle over your salad or pita.


  • Sumac is difficult to find in the organic shop. It is a tart berry that you can replace with dried lemon zest or ground barberry berries.