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Homemade Za’atar

Per Serving

Homemade Za’atar

Makes: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.
Calories 40
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 35 mg
Protein 1 g
Phosphorus 40 mg
Choices: Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.
  • Preparation Time: 8 minutes


1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. ground thyme
2 Tbsp. ground sumac berries (find in spice stores and markets specializing in Middle Eastern cuisines)


  1. Heat a small, dry skillet over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds to the skillet and toast for 5 minutes, or until lightly brown; allow the seeds to cool slightly.
  2. Add the toasted sesame seeds and spices to a small coffee or spice grinder (or use a mortar and pestle) and grind until the sesame seeds are just broken, but not powdered. Store the za’atar in an airtight container for up to 6 months. This no-salt spice mixture is delicious on chicken, steamed vegetables, and hummus.

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