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

Recipe by: Jill Norman * Web File 4/97 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, 19

ISBN 0-670-83437-8 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs of the herbs a spices- whole, mixed, ground.

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