Zahtar (mid eastern spice)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
50 grams (2 oz) sesame seeds
25 grams (1 oz) ground sumac
25 grams (1 oz) powdered dried thyme

An aromatic mixture from North Africa, which is also found in Turkey and Jordan. It is sprinkled on meatballs or vegetables, and used as a dip. it can be mixed to a paste with olive oil and spread on bread before baking.

Dry roast the sesame seeds over a medium heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Allow to cool, then mix with the sumac and thyme. Stored in an airtight jar, the blend will keep for 3-4 months.

Source: Jill Norman "The Complete Book of Spices" Viking Studio Books, 1991 ISBN 0-670-83437-8 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs of the herbs and spices- whole, mixed, ground.

Recipe by: Jill Norman * Web File 4/97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #632 by "Mary Spyridakis" <MSpork@...> on Jun 2, 97

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