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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 3 mins
Serves 12
This flavorful za'atar spice blend will become indispensable in your kitchen! Sprinkle it over dips, vegetables, and breads, or find more serving suggestions in the post above. If you make this recipe with fresh thyme, it will keep for 5 days in the fridge. Made with dried thyme, it will keep at room temperature for a month or more.


  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix the thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and sea salt. Alternatively, you can grind everything in a mortar and pestle for a finer spice.
  • Sprinkle onto labneh, hummus, baba ganoush, avocado toast, or follow any of the serving suggestions listed above.