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Za'atar recipe

I have searched the Milk Street website & cannot find a recipe for "Za'atar". Recipes for harrisa & for dukkah are available. I would like (& it would be helpful) to get a recipe for za'atar. Can one be made available?


  • Hi Forrest - We published a list of common Milk Street ingredients (including za'atar) and some recommended substitutions in our July-August 2019 issue under the Kitchen Counts feature. You can find that list here. We suggest the following as a substitute for 1 tablespoon of za'atar - 1½ dried thyme + ¾ t sesame seeds + 1 t finely grated lemon zest + ⅛ t salt. I highly recommend our Za'atar-Roasted Chicken - it's one of my favorites because it packs a ton of flavor in its simplicity. Enjoy! Best, Lynn C.

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