Zahtaar or Za’atar, a classic Middle Eastern seasoning, is generally a combination of dried oregano, thyme, and/or marjoram (woodsy and floral), with sumac (tangy and acidic) and toasted sesame seeds (nutty and rich).
Ways to Use Za'atar
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooks use za'atar like one would utilize salt—they simply sprinkle it on a variety of foods to enhance the flavor. This includes scrambled eggs, avocado toast, hummus, a tomato and cucumber salad, and french fries. The spice mix is also mixed with olive oil and made into a sort of paste that is spread on pita bread. It is a wonderful seasoning for vegetables, meat, and roasted chicken.
Product of South Africa