Za'atar is the name of a middle eastern spice mix. This delicious za’atar can be a sprinkling of flavour to transform any salad, hummus or soup! Or mix with olive oil to make a delicious flavoured oil, lovely drizzled over toasted pittas.
In a large dry pan on medium to high heat, toast the cumin and coriander seeds and the pine nuts for 6-8 minutes, until the pine nuts have browned, taking care not to burn them or you can toast them on a baking tray in a preheated oven for 8-10 mins at 180 C – tossing the tray a few times to ensure they do not burn.
Then simply add all the ingredients to a pestle and mortar with a generous pinch of salt and grind down or put them in a sealed zip lock bag and bash with the back of a mug or rolling pin till they reach a crumb like texture but with a little bite.
Keep in a clean sealed jar or airtight container
Use as a condiment and sprinkle to transform a salad. This delicious za’atar can be a sprinkling of flavour to any salad, hummus or soup!