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Sauces and Condiments

Fresh herb za’atar

Fresh herb za’atar
Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

With a name that sounds like an exotic superhero, za’atar can save food from blandness with just a sprinkle. The woodsy, herbal, citrusy spice blend from the Middle East is thrilling to eat — one taste and the palate veers ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes about 1/2 cup
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sumac
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mild Aleppo pepper

Step 1In a bowl, combine the thyme, sesame seeds, oregano, sumac and pepper. The mixture will keep, loosely covered, in a cool, dry place up to several days.


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