Zahtar, or Za'atar, is a spice blend from the Middle East. The thyme adds warmth and depth, while the sesame seeds give the blend an earthiness. This blend can be found in recipes from Lebanon and Syria and from Turkey to Iran. Uniquely earthy, savory, and extremely aromatic, Zahtar is often responsible for much of the pervasive, iconic flavor typically associated Mediterranean foods.
Zahtar can be added to marinades or salad dressings; It can be sprinkled on meats or vegetables, or sprinkled on bread before baking. Zahtar, or zatar, is also a good spice to use when steaming artichokes.
Ground Sumac, Thyme, Sesame Seed, Salt, and Oregano.
No preparation is necessary. It can be sprinkled on meatballs or vegetables, and used as a dip. It can be mixed to a paste with olive oil and spread on bread before baking.