Category Za’atar

Za’atar Spiced Almonds

Good day, folks.  Sometimes I am just looking for that ‘something extra’….a topping for a salad, a sprinkle for hummus or a little snack in the middle of the day. Lucky me, I came across this recipe in a cookbook  called Soframiz .  These za’atar spiced almonds are savoury and spicy and have an herby flavour […]

Roasted Sumac Chicken with Za’atar and Lemon

I must be one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s greatest fans.  I love his style of middle-eastern fusion cuisine.  I own all six of his cookbooks, the most recent being Sweet, and I hardly ever make desserts but I had to complete my set.  My first purchase was Jerusalem and over the years I have filled in […]

Easy Za’atar Bread at Home

Za’atar bread: a savoury flatbread slathered with a za’atar/oil/salt topping.  It’s a delicious take out from my local middle eastern bakery (and they even warm it up for you to go) and I buy some every time I go shopping there.  Yummy substitute for plain old pita to serve with hummus or other dip. However, […]

Za’atar — Brain Food?

Wow. And to think I wrote a post about za’atar just because it tasted so good! I found an interesting article called “Za’atar: A Spice Mix With Biblical Roots And Brain Food Reputation” on my internet travels.  Anyway, it may give you a new reason to try my za’atar recipes again. I certainly will. Enjoy with […]

Salmon with Za’atar

What a pleasure it is to find another simple but delicious recipe.  And this fine discovery has another of my favourite ingredients: Pomegranate molasses!  This nectar has a concentrated sweet-tart flavour and I was excited to find this Pomegranate Salmon with Za’atar that blends pomegranate molasses and za’atar together into one dish. The other exciting news here is […]

Chicken Schnitzel with Za’atar

Chicken Schnitzel is one of the most requested weekday meals in my household. And I aim to please! I use panko bread crumbs for the final coating and mix in different seasonings for variety. This recipe will use the Syrian homemade za’atar blend found in Z is for Za’atar… Prepping the schnitzel is a three-dish […]

Z is for Za’atar

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern Spice blend. The name of the blend comes from the herb of the same name, za’atar,  which is in the thyme family of herbs, whose leaves are ground into the blend with ground sumac and toasted sesame seeds to create a beautiful olive green powder with sesame seeds. This exotic seasoning is great […]