Close up of za'atar spice in a bowl on a grey and white table cloth
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Instant Homemade Za'atar-Mix Recipe

The ubiquitous Middle Eastern spice mix that gives your salad, bread, dips and curries a delicious savory kick!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: za'atar, za'atar spice mix
Appliance: Blender
Servings: 1 cup
Author: John Staughton (BASc, BFA)


  • 1 tbsp of dried thyme/oregano crushed
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp of ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp of sumac
  • ½ tsp kosher salt or salt
  • ¼ tsp of chili flakes


  • To make za’atar spice mix, first toast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and sesame seeds individually, till they give out their characteristic fragrance respectively. Once done, grind the cumin and coriander seeds separately to get their powdered form.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store it in an airtight container. 
    A handful of za'atar against a white background