Middle Eastern Za’atar – Mild


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Middle Eastern Za'atar is a delicious Middle Eastern spice blend made with sumac, thyme, oregano and sesame seeds. This mixture has a nutty and fresh flavour and aroma and is traditionally used to sprinkle over flatbread that has been brushed with olive oil and lightly toasted. In Australian cuisine, it works well as a Barbecue rub. There are many variations of Za’atar and it is widely used in the Middle East and the Mediterranean in a similar way to how Mixed Herbs are used in European dishes.

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Culinary Notes:

A zesty, fragrant, aromatic blend of sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and sea salt, this Middle Eastern blend is as versatile as it is delicious. Use as a flavour base for grilling, roasting or stewing, or add fresh for a finishing seasoning for salads, eggs, smashed avo, or dips.

Health Benefits:

All of our blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health. They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free and contain low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.


Made from imported and local ingredients: sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and sea salt.

Other Names or Spelling:

Zatar, zaatar, zaatar herb mixture

How to Use:

  • Combine with oil and lemon juice to make an easy marinade
  • Add to pizzas, meatballs and sauces
  • Add at the beginning of cooking to release their volatile oils as a flavour base, or sprinkle at the final moments for a finishing seasoning
  • Use 1tbsp to 500g of protein
  • Use as a dry rub over meat before grilling or roasting for an aromatic outer crust
  • Sprinkle over veg before roasting in the oven for a twist on a classic
  • Replace an array of spices in a dish with this one handy blend
  • Mix with olive oil and balsamic to make a Middle Eastern-inspired salad dressing
  • Use traditionally by sprinkling over flat bread with a little olive oil
  • Combine with crushed garlic and plain yoghurt to make a tasty dip for chips, pita or fresh veg

Recipe/product links:

Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructions

Cos and Green Bean Salad with Middle Eastern Yoghurt Dressing

Za’atar Falafels with Zesty Yoghurt Dressing- liz reviewed 23/10 Za’atar Fish and Chips with Sumac Tartare Ottolenghi’s Roast Chicken with Za’atar and Sumac

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I buy Za'atar Spice?

You can easily find our Middle Eastern Za'atar in the spices section at your nearest grocery store or simply order it online from our website.

2. Is Zaatar Middle Eastern?

Zaatar is a spice blend of wild herbs which is Middle Eastern in origin.

3. What is in Zaatar?

Zaatar is made from a combination of dried oregano, woodsy and floral marjoram, thyme, tangy sumac and toasted sesame seeds. Some variations contain cumin, fennel seeds and coriander.

4. What does Zaatar taste like?

Zaatar adds a tangy herbal flavour to the dishes. The taste is salty and minty with a floral and nutty tinge.

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