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Za'atar Mix I (P)
Source: Unknown
Yield: About 3-1/2 cups

1 cup dried thyme or wild marjoram (za'atar)
1 cup sumac (available in Middle Eastern stores)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup onion, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Put the sesame seeds on a small sheet pan or pie plate and toast for 6 minutes.

Combine thyme, sumac, salt, and sesame seeds and grind into a fine powder in a spice mill. This may require 2 batches.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 months, refrigerated or not.

Poster's Notes:
Use it when cooking lamb (Za'atar mixed with olive oil and used as paste on grilled lamb) or as a dip (after you have combined it with olive oil and yogurt) served on hot pita bread.

Posted by Bobbie Nussbaum

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A