Za'atar, also zaatar, zahatar, is a mix of herbs and spices popular in the Middle East. It was traditionally made from Syrian hyssop (also Syrian oregano, white oregano), but due to overharvesting, it is usually made from more common ingredients today.
- 3 Tbs roasted sesame seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle
- 2 Tbs dried oregano
- 1 Tbs dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ – 1 Tbs sumac, for red za'atar