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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.


What Is Zaatar?
Zaatar Ideas
Za'atar Recipe Ideas

Lunch with Za'atar

Za'atar is delicious sprinkled on roasted veggies, feta and sourdough. Photo courtesy of S.Jones

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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.

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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.

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Za'atar Toastie

Combine equal parts Za'atar & olive oil. Spread over one side of sliced bread. Top with cheese & toast in a sandwich press.


Za'atar Appetiser

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. 


Za'atar Maneesha

Simply combine equal parts olive oil & Za'atar to make a runny paste. Spread on pizza dough or Lebanese bread before baking.


Za'atar coated lamb ribs

Combine Za'atar, olive oil & salt to make a runny paste. Coat lamb with Za'atar paste and brown under the grill.  Bake till tender.


Za'atar Garlic & Rosemary  Marinade

In a mortar and pestle, smash garlic cloves with salt, add fresh chopped rosemary. Mix in olive oil and Za'atar. Combine well. Perfect for lamb, beef, pork, chicken and fish.


Baked Za'atar Veggies

In a bowl, toss diced potato, sweet potato & pumpkin in olive oil & salt. Sprinkle Za'atar over vegetables and bake.


Roast Za'atar & Rosemary Chicken

Rub chicken with olive oil & salt. Top chicken with Za'atar & freshly chopped herbs before baking.



Za'atar is delicious sprinkled on soups especially on this spinach, potato and lentil soup.


Rice & Za'atar

Za'atar gives rice a delicious citrus, savoury flavour. 


 Za'atar sprinkled on soup

Za'atar lifts the nutrition of every meal.


Za'atar Bread

Add Za'atar to your dough to make a nutritious, earthy flavour to your bread.


Za'atar Crusted Chicken 

Simply dip & coat chicken (or fish) in Za'atar before panfrying.


Za'atar Salad Wrap

Combine Za'atar with butter or oil & spread on Lebanese or pita bread. Top with thick greek yogurt, baby spinach, tomato & red onion. Wrap tightly & enjoy. 


Vegan Za'atar Fold

Combine equal parts Za'atar & olive oil to make a spread. Top pita bread with Za'atar spread roasted sweet potato, cucumber, tomato & baby spinach & shallots. Fold & lightly toast.


Za'atar Fish & Salad Wrap

Coat fish or chicken with Za'atar & panfry or grill. Place on Lebanese bread  & top with salad, gherkins, cheese & mayonnaise. Roll tightly & enjoy.


Za'atar Crusted Chicken

Firstly, coat chicken or fish strips with flour, secondly with eggs (lightly beaten with milk), then finally in bread crumbs mixed with za'atar. Panfry or bake.

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Keto Bread with Cream Cheese & Za'atar

Homemade keto bread with cream cheese and Za'atar. Photo courtesy of C.Murray


Avocado & Tomato with Za'atar & Balsamic

 Lunch with avocado, fresh herbs & tomato seasoned with Za'atar and balsamic. Photo courtesy of B.Davids

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Omelette & Za'atar

Sauté onion, tomato, 

capsicum & baby spinach. Pour whisked eggs & a dollop of cream over sauteed vegetables. Cook and season with Za'atar.

Home: About Us

We are a local business based in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney.


Our focus is on sharing the remarkable health benefits of za'atar and having this delicious and versatile herb enjoyed every day.


We believe whatever comes from the earth is also best for our bodies.


We are the only business in Australia selling vegan certified za'atar. 

Check out our delicious and versatile za'atar recipe ideas and order our unique handcrafted za'atar blends here.

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