Typically used as a table condiment (much like we would use pepper), Za'atar is sprinkled on dishes. In Lebanon, it is believed to clear the mind and provide strength and is commonly used with breakfast dishes. We like to follow this lead and use it sprinkled over our morning oatmeal or eggs for a zesty twist. Za'atar is often stirred into olive oil and used as a dip or made into a paste for soft flatbreads and vegetables or applied to bread prior to baking. Za'atar also works exceptionally well as a dry rub for chicken, lamb and seafood (especially fish) and partners well with cauliflower and potatoes.
Ingredients: Sesame seeds, sumac, coriander, salt, cumin, coriander, lemon, and anise seeds
Za' atar (Syrian)