Zahura Zahter

What is Za'atar and Where is It Used?

Zahura Za’atar

Za’atar, often remembered for its resemblance to thyme, is also known as “kara kekik” in some regions. While it is commonly used as a spice to enhance the flavor of dishes, za’atar tea is also frequently consumed.

What is Za’atar?

Za’atar, a medicinal herb, belongs to the Lamiaceae family, also known as the Mint family. Although thyme also comes from this family, there are some differences between za’atar and thyme.

Za’atar Flavors

You can certainly use za’atar primarily as a spice. It complements many meat dishes and baked goods. Za’atar bread, za’atar cookies, za’atar pastry, and za’atar pide are just a few examples.

Instructions for Use

Empty the package from the box into a bowl. Also, empty the salt packet from the box into the bowl. (Note: Those with hypertension should not add the salt.) Thoroughly mix the ingredients inside the bowl. Transfer the mixture into a jar and store it. For breakfast, put za’atar in one bowl and olive oil in another. Dip pieces of bread first in olive oil, then in za’atar, and enjoy. BON APPÉTIT!