Spice of the Month: Zaatar

Our Jordanian zaatar is nicknamed “malouki," which means “meant for a king” because it is that good!

Za’atar is the Arabic name for “wild thyme,” but it can also mean a blend of aromatic herbs (like this Za'atar mix). Its bold flavors complement any dish. Ingredients to the seasoning mix:  hyssop (wild thyme), sumac, toasted sesame seeds, roasted wheat, and salt.

Here's are some recipes!

Toasted Zaatar Pita Chips


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon zaatar
  • 4 pieces of pita bread


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line cookie sheet (baking sheet) with parchment paper.
  2. Combine olive oil and zaatar in a small bowl.
  3. Cut each pita into 8 triangles.
  4. With a pastry brush, lightly brush both sides of each pita triangle with the zaatar oil mix.
  5. Place on the parchment paper. Bake 15 - 20 minutes, or until the pita chips are a light golden brown.
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