Za'atar - dip


Za'atar is a mixture of wild thyme, toasted sesame, and sumac. It is very fresh, and aromatic, and is quite addictive.

It is found extensively in the eastern Mediterranean countries. This is a Lebanese recipe, but could just as easily be from any of the countries in the area.

This recipe contains the following types of ingredient: plants and fungi.


25 ml
Zaytoun FAIRTRADE olive oil
1 teaspoon
Zaytoun Fair Trade za'atar herb mixture
1 slice
fresh bread
to taste
FAIRTRADE freshly ground black pepper



Pour the olive oil into a small bowl.

Put the za'atar mix on a side plate.

Tear off a little bread, dip in the oil and then in the za'atar.


Optional Extras

Enjoy a few FAIRTRADE Zaytoun Olives at the same time, they are very tasty.

For a more complex flavour, pour 10 ml of balsamic vinegar into the bowl with the oil, and dip the bread through the oil into the vinegar before dipping in the za'atar.

To enter foodie heaven

Finish off with a sweet and juicy Medjoul date.