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Make Your Own Zatar Spice - Spice Mixes of the World #50
April 24, 2015

How to Make Your Own Zatar Spice and Add Fab Middle Eastern Flavours and Aromas to Your Home Cooking


24th April 2015 -- Issue #50

Table of Contents

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

2. Recipe of the Week - Make Your Own Zatar Spice

3. My Recipe Book

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

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Zatar Spice

Zatar is a nutty Middle Eastern blend of toasted sesame seeds and spices and herbs. It's super versatile and is often used as a general seasoning or infused in olive oil for use as a spread or dip for bread and vegetables.

Ingredients: (makes about 9-10 tbsp)

5 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp ground sumac
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp coriander seeds (cilantro)
1 tbsp dill tips
2 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Dry toast the coriander and sesame seeds for a few minutes over a medium heat. When you can smell the nutty aromas and they start to darken, they're ready

  • Take them off the heat and let them cool for a few minutes

  • Once cooled, grind them with the salt and dill tips

  • Add the ground ingredients to a bowl and stir in the sumac

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

That's all there is to it!

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

Note: See further down the page for tips on toasting and grinding ingredients.

Click here for a large collection of my other seasoning recipes.

Spice Magic - Recipe Book

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

It comes with 4 bonus books all written by me!

Click 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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