Za’atar Spice Recipe | Make Your Own

If you haven't tried a za'atar spice blend before then now it is time to make your own and try it on EVERYTHING!
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Learn how easy it is to make this za’atar spice recipe. I am sure most of you will have all the ingredients in your pantry right now so you can make this at home today.

Za’atar seasoning is very versatile. It is one of my go-to seasonings for everything from roast vegetables, delicious salads like our Roast Pumpkin Salad or the very popular Za’atar Chicken recipe.

Why we Love this Recipe

Za’atar spice blends are an amazingly flavourful Middle Eastern spice mix. Za’atar is traditionally used in dry rubs for meats and to season vegetables.

It is a fragrant seasoning that is herby, nutty and an earthy flavour.

The Ingredients

Za'atar spice ingredients in small bowls.

There are only 6 ingredients in my za’atar spice recipe. Sumac, marjoram, salt flakes, oregano, sesame seeds, and thyme.

Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice that is not spicy but lemony. You will find it in the spice section of most supermarkets as well as all the other ingredients.

HOT TIP – Make sure all your dried ingredients are fresh and not out of date.

WHERE TO BUY – If you would prefer to buy za’atar than make your own try then try here.

How to Make Za’atar Seasoning at Home

za'atar spices in a large bowl.

To make your own za’atar spices at home all you need to do is mix all the ingredients together.

For a delicious nuttier flavour, firstly toast the sesame seeds before adding to the mix.

How to Use Za’atar Seasoning

a bowl of roasted pumpkin.

I like to use mine on roast pumpkin, broccoli or cauliflower. It is a great seasoning and flavouring for keto recipes as it only adds a small amount of carbs.

Drizzle avocados with a little avocado oil and sprinkle with za’atar.

Recipes to Try

Here are just a few recipes either using za’atar or ones I know will be great using it.

  1. Za’atar Chicken Keto Carbonara
  2. Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Lemon Yogurt
  4. Sous Vide Wagyu Steak
  5. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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za'atar spices on a spoon.

Za’atar Middle eastern Spice Blend

Spice up your life with this spice blend!  Use it on everything from vegetables, meats, and crispy bacon!
5 from 3 votes!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Spice
Cuisine: middle eastern
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 10 serves
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  • 3 tbsp sumac
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt



  • Add all ingredients to the mixer; mix 8 sec/speed 3.


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Mix to combine.


Store in an airtight jar or container for up to 1 month.

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Serving: 1serve | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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