Low-Sodium Za'atar Seasoning
Add a little Middle Eastern flair to your dishes with this low-sodium za'atar seasoning! Use it to flavor chicken, spice up eggs, perk up potatoes, and more.
Servings: 12 servings
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (or 1 tablespoon ground sumac)
In a small, dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, lightly toast the sesame seeds. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
Remove from heat and cool.
Place the sesame seeds, thyme, marjoram, cayenne, and lemon zest in a spice or coffee grinder. Process until finely ground.
This recipe is for 12 servings of za'atar. Each serving is 2 teaspoons.
For a more authentic blend, use 1 tablespoon of ground sumac instead of the lemon zest and omit the cayenne.
This spice blend can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you use ground sumac instead of lemon zest, you can store it in a jar in your spice rack or pantry.
Serving: 2teaspoons | Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 1g