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Zahtar is an authentic Middle Eastern mix of herbs and spices, featuring sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and salt. We combine the same premium spices we sell whole for an herb blend that is ideal for, rubs, spreads and marinades.

  • Slightly tart, herbaceous flavor
  • Light to dark green, beige and brown
  • Irregularly sized flakes of dried herbs

Suggested Uses

  • Mix with olive oil to make a savory spread for flatbread or pita
  • Add to marinades for meat
  • Whisk into salad dressings
  • Mix with mayonnaise or yogurt for a vibrant sandwich spread
  • Sprinkle on hummus

Basic Preparation

Ready to use. Add to taste.

Recipe: Middle Eastern Za’atar Bread (Manaeesh)


2 and 1/4 teaspoons Gefen Dry Yeast or other active dry yeast

1 and 1/2 cups warm water (105–115 degrees Fahrenheit)

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

2 teaspoons table salt or 1 tablespoon Haddar Kosher Salt

1–3 tablespoons 1890 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

about 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

about 1/4 cup 1890 Zahtar, for sprinkling


1.Dissolve the yeast in a quarter-cup of water. Stir in the sugar and let stand until foamy (five to 10 minutes). Add the remaining water, salt, if desired, oil, and two cups of flour. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour until the mixture holds together.

2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic (10 to 15 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a towel and let rise until doubled in bulk (about two hours).

3.Punch down the dough, knead briefly, cover, and let rest for about 15 minutes. Divide into three or four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a thin round about nine inches in diameter. Sprinkle ungreased baking sheets with cornmeal or flour, place the dough rounds on top, cover, and let stand until puffy (about 30 minutes).

4.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).

5.Brush the tops of the dough rounds with a little oil and sprinkle with the za’atar.

6.Bake until lightly browned (10 to 15 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature.

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