Za'atar Spice Blend Recipe

Za’atar spice blend

  • Easy

Make your own Middle Eastern herb, seed and spice mix to use as a sprinkle or a dipping condiment



  • sesame seeds 1 tbsp
  • dried thyme 1 tbsp
  • sumac 1 tbsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • dried oregano 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put the sesame seeds into a small frying pan and toast until golden. Tip into a small bowl and, once cool, mix with the remaining ingredients and store in an airtight jar.

Kept in a small airtight jar, these spice blends will last for 2 months.

Use your homemade za'atar in our easy steak with za’atar butter recipe here...