14 Times Za’atar Made Dinner Recipes More Exciting
In a world of instant gratification (hello, social media!), it can be hard to wait for dinner, so when we want something flavorful fast, we turn to spice blends. They’re the perfect way to add complexity to grilled turkey burger recipes, or bring the zing to easy, healthy chicken dinners, all without having to hone your knife skills so you can chop individual herbs and aromatics for hours before you eat. Traditional za’atar is made with an herb that tastes like a cross between thyme and oregano, though some versions of the blend just use thyme. Add sesame seeds, lemony sumac, oregano, marjoram, and salt, and you’ve got a mixture that can be used on dishes as simple as grilled flatbread or as complex as a slow-cooked tagine. These 14 flavorful recipes will have you convinced that za’atar is the life-saving ingredient you need in your spice rack.