12 Best Ways to Cook With Za’atar
After visiting a za’atar farm in Lebanon and bringing home a couple bags of the tangy, herbaceous blend of dried za’atar herb, sumac, sesame seeds, and salt, I’m inspired to start using it more in my cooking. Luckily, I’m not the first to fall in love with this Middle Eastern condiment, so it isn’t hard to find tons of great recipes that use za’atar in tasty ways.
Stateside, you can buy some za’atar blends made with the herb itself. Or, you can make your own za’atar blend using dried thyme in place of za’atar. From za’atar-rubbed roasted chicken to Yotam Ottolenghi’s braised eggs with leek and za’atar, here are 12 recipes that use this aromatic spice and herb blend.