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Ask Jaclyn: What is za’atar?

The Arabic name for wild thyme (also known as Lebanese oregano), za’atar also refers to an popular Middle Eastern herb blend. Za’atar typically stars its namesake herb, along with sumac, sesame seeds, and salt. In Lebanon, the blend is a staple, baked right onto bread with olive oil or used to season labneh (a yogurt-based cheese).

We love sprinkling za’atar onto Greek yogurt, or using it to dust your steak, like we did in this week’s Za’atar Steak. If you haven’t given us a try yet, sign up today!

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    Janet Foley
    June 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The Za’atar steak was delicious! I would like to make this recipe again. Where would I find the Za’atar spice blend? Also, is there a recipe that gives you exact measurements of food needed?

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    June 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing first meal for our family!

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