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Make Your Own Zahtar - Magical Spice Mixes #105
June 23, 2017

Make Your Own Zahtar Spice and Add Fabulous Flavours to Your Dishes


23rd June 2017 -- Issue #105

Table of Contents

1. My Facebook Page/Youtube/Google Plus/Twitter Links

2. Recipe of the Week - Zahtar Spice Recipe

3. My Recipe Book

4. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!

Facebook/Youtube/Google+/Twitter Links

To keep up to date with new recipes and herbs and spices info,

I have a Facebook page you may like...

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And if Twitter is your thing...

Homemade Zahtar

This is a traditional Middle Eastern blend of nuts, herbs and spices. It's super easy to make and is most often combined with olive oil and used as a dip or spread on bread.

Makes about 8-9 tbsp

6 tbsp white or black sesame seeds (or a mix of the two)
3 tbsp ground sumac
3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme
2-3 tsp salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Dry toast the sesame seeds for a few minutes over a medium heat. When the white ones start to darken and you can really smell the nutty aromas, take them off the heat and allow them to cool

  • Once cool, add them to your grinder with the coriander and salt and coarsely grind

  • Add to a bowl and stir in the sumac

  • Finally, crumble in the dried thyme and oregano and combine thoroughly

That's all there is to it!

Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Click here to see lots more of my homemade blends.

Note: See the toasting and grinding info down the page for tips on this recommended, easy to do cooking process.

Spice Magic - Recipe Book
Special Offer

I've reduced the price to only $3 exclusively
for my newsletter subscribers.

This is my new downloadable recipe book all about making your own spice mixes and herb blends.

It has 100 Recipes from all around the world ranging from the basic to fairly complex.

Just a few of the recipes you'll find within...

  • A Collection of BBQ Rubs
  • Cajun, Creole and Taco Seasonings
  • Curry Powder and Masala Blends
  • Pumpkin and Pudding Spice Recipes
  • Mulling and Pickling Spice Mixes
  • Recipes For Dry rubs
  • Blends From China, India, US, Africa and Europe
  • And Many More

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Click Here For Further Info.

How to Toast and Grind

Dry toasting and grinding spices is the key to getting the most flavour out of your ingredients and into your home cooking...

Step 1: Add your whole spices to a dry pan over a low to medium heat and whilst stirring or shaking the pan, lightly toast them for a few minutes. When you can really smell the aromas and they start to darken, they're ready.

Step 2: Let them cool and then grind.

Step 3: For a finer blend, put them through a sieve before combining with any ground ingredients and herbs.

Click Here for step-by-step info and photos on this recommended technique.

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