Za atar (Syrian)

Za atar (Syrian)
Za atar (Syrian) 100620
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2.9 oz
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Homemade spice blends have been closely guarded family secrets and have flavored Middle Eastern food since the middle ages. As with many regional blends there are countless versions that vary from region to region, village to village and even family to family.

Za'atar is also known as Zaatar, Zahatar Za'tar and Zahatar. This seasoning is a delightful blend of dried herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac, and usually salt. The regional variations can be quite different - think of it like the various salsas that we use in the US. While there is no right or wrong salsa practically everybody can find a variation they like best (chunky, with black beans, hot, mild, etc.).

In Israel, Zahtar often contains dill weed, the Jordanian version is redder in color due to the larger amounts of sumac use while Lebanese versions may contain orange zest.

Typically used as a table condiment (much like we would use pepper), Za'atar is sprinkled on dishes. In Lebanon it is believed to clear the mind and provide strength and is commonly used with breakfast dishes. We like to follow this lead and use it sprinkled over our morning oatmeal or eggs for a zesty twist.

Za'atar is often stirred into olive oil and used as a dip or made into a paste for soft flatbreads and vegetables or applied to bread prior to baking.  Za'atar also works exceptionally well as a dry rub for chicken, lamb and seafood (especially fish) and partners well with cauliflower and potatoes.

In our house we know it best for making homemade hummus and it is also delicious when added to French onion dip or used as a topping with sour cream on your baked potato. We've also made a wonderful Za'atar Crusted Baked Chicken, Za'atar Bread with Tomatoes and Zaatar Spiced Meatball that were all absolutely sinful.

While we also carry a wonderful Za'atar Israeli, we couldn't resist and added this Syrian Za'atar from a recipe one of our customers gave us. Hand blended from sesame seeds, sumac, coriander, cumin, lemon zest, coarse sea salt and anise seed.

If you're a fan of seasonings from this region then you may also want to check out these - Dukkah, Baharat, Ras el Hanout, Moroccan Chicken, Berbere, and Piri Piri.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g2%

Saturated Fat0g1%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate0.9g0%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

5 out of 5
13 total ratings.

Joseph P. (Verified buyer) 04/14/2022
A gift to the taste Spices Inc Za atar is a marvelous bundle of flavors. A simple combination of herbs, spices and salt. But it excites the taste buds and turns a piece of bread dipped in olive oil into a remarkable experience. I truly love it.

kristin y. (Verified buyer) 04/01/2022
Yum! Nicely flavored, reminds me of my favorite middle eastern restaurant's Zatar flatbread.

RICHARD S. (Verified buyer) 05/08/2021
A refreshing flavor A refreshing flavor

michael g. (Verified buyer) 04/28/2021
Syrian za atar This stuff is great!

Christos G. (Verified buyer) 08/20/2020
Spices I’ve enjoyed the quality, the blending and prompt shipping. The accuracy of the blends and regional items is tremendous

Lorraine B. (Verified buyer) 07/27/2020
Excellent! enjoyed it with chicken

Laura K. (Verified buyer) 07/09/2020
Love it! Love it!

James R. (Verified buyer) 07/04/2020
Syrian - Za’atar Being new to Za tar I have tried a lot of variations. Your Syrian - Za’atar is my favorite today!

TRAVIS L. (Verified buyer) 04/12/2020
Put this sh*t on everything! That's all that needs to be said. I'll shake some in my hand for a little snack.

Nikolaus U. (Verified buyer) 03/29/2020
Delicious Spot on great stuff
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