What is Za'atar?
Za’atar (pronounced zar-tar), also called biblical hyssop, is a wild thyme-like herb found throughout the Mediterranean. It is has been linked to a wide range of health benefits; contains antioxidants, antiseptic properties, anti-fungal agents and vitamins A. C, E and K. Research has found za'atar enhances cognitive function and memory, strengthens the immune system and lowers inflammation.
3 Handcrafted Za'atar Creek Varieties
1. Classic - za'atar, sumac, sesame seeds & salt
2. Spicy - classic + rosemary, chilli & garlic
3. Seeds - classic + pumpkin & sunflower seeds
How to use za'atar
Dip fresh bread in olive oil and then za'atar. Enjoy.
Season feta, labneh, cream cheese, dips, avocado, eggs, salads, rice, or quinoa. Sprinkle over potatoes & cauliflower before baking.
Coat & crust fish, chicken, seafood before panfrying or grilling.
Mix equal parts olive oil and za'atar and spread thinly on pita bread before baking. Top with cheese and grill or top with thick Greek yogurt, mint, shallots, cucumber, tomato & baby spinach. Fold and enjoy.
Za'atar Recipe Ideas
Lunch with Za'atar
Za'atar is delicious sprinkled on roasted veggies, feta and sourdough. Photo courtesy of S.Jones
Tzatziki & Za'atar
Combine grated cucumber, crushed garlic & salt with a splash of olive oil. Mix with Greek yogurt & sprinkle with Za'atar before serving.
Brunch with Za'atar
Eggs with Za'atar. Photo courtesy of 2motiv8 Fitness Solutions.
Za'atar & Balsamic Chips
Cut Lebanese bread in pieces, drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with Za'atar. Toast in the microwave for 2-3mins or till golden. Spray with balsamic vinegar before serving.
Combine equal parts Za'atar & olive oil. Spread over one side of sliced bread. Top with cheese & toast in a sandwich press.
Dip fresh crusty bread in olive oil, then in balsamic vinegar or glaze and finally in Za'atar
Za'atar n Cheese Pizza
Make Za'atar spread by combining equal parts Za'atar & olive oil. Spread on a pizza base & top with halloumi or cheese before baking.
Simply combine equal parts olive oil & Za'atar to make a runny paste. Spread on pizza dough or Lebanese bread before baking.