A simple middle eastern blend of spices, za’atar adds a lemony-herb zing to dishes and salads. You can add Za’atar to hummus or olive oil on bread or just sprinkle it on your salad.
An ingredient that surprisingly has yet to gain the world popularity it deserves is sumac. Referred to as a healing herb, sumac is high in vitamin C, low in calorie, and is an antioxidant.
- 1/4 cup toasted white sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup dried thyme
- 1/4 cup sumac
- salt to taste
- Toast the white sesame seeds by heating up a non-stick pan in low heat and spread the seeds evenly. Move them around a few times. When they start popping and turn a light brown, turn off heat and let cool.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Ready to serve or store in an air-tight container.
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Sumac comes from dried and ground berries of a sumac plant.