Za'atar - a healthy versatile blend for snacks and cooking
Updated: Nov 21, 2020
Za’atar is a popular and versatile Middle Eastern spice blend of oregano, thyme, sesame seeds and sumac and a little salt ( we use Himalayan salt).
Traditionally baked on flat (pitta) bread or used as a dip with olive oil. We like to open the pitta
bread pockets here in Cyprus and sprinkle a layer of Za’atar over each slice followed by a drizzle of olive oil and then grill it, especially if the BBQ is fired up. The same method works great on toasted village bread... again we like to put a poached egg on top for breakfast....yummm! If you have guests try making a Za’atar dip with olive oil and add a teaspoon of Spice&Easy harissa blend for that extra ‘kick’! Za’atar is also perfect on roast potatoes cooked Cypriot style with water, lemon and olive oil.
It has some truly impressive health benefits such as helping to boost the immune system, improve skin health, build strong bones, increase circulation, soothe inflammation, boost energy and improve one’s mood!
Versatility that is only limited by your own imagination.... go ahead and try this healthy option and live life with a little spice!’