Sunday, May 12, 2013

Green Zaatar at Pars Market

  Za'atar (pronounced "zah-tar") is a Middle Eastern spice mix of thyme, sumac, toasted sesame seed, and sometimes wild oregano.

Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market
Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market
Sadaf Green Zatar Mix at Pars Market
  

Arabic for the word "thyme," after the seasoning's predominant ingredient, za'atar has been used in Arabic countries since medieval times.


If you've eaten at Middle Eastern restaurants, you'll probably recognize the flavor, which is pungent and grassy. 

Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Cold Press)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market Columbia, Maryland 21045
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market

 Za'atar is used on meats and vegetables,  and it's also mixed with Olive oil which is often added to make a spreadable paste, It can be served with everything from flatbreads to eggs to vegetables. 



Traditionally the Thyme is dried in the sun & mixed with Sun dried Sumac, Sesame Seed and Sea Salt. Containing a unique synergy of healing & medicinal properties that alert the mind and make the body strong, Zaatar is encouraged to be eaten by school kids before exams.
Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market
 You can find this spice blend at the best quality in market at Pars Market Or, if you can find Sumac (also available at Pars Market), you can make your own Za'atar using equal parts Dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Sprinkle Za'atar over fresh pita bread drizzled with olive oil.
Thyme (Tomillo) at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland to make Green Zaatar MixOregano Leaves Cut at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

The best way to enjoy Zaatar is to blend it with good quality cold pressed olive oil in a bowl to the consistency of pesto, and then whenever you feel like a hit, just stir the mixture and spread it on fresh or toasted bread and top it with fresh tomatoes, white cheeses, organic eggs or anything Mediterranean for that matter.
 
Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market

A final word of warning here, be careful as Zaatar is extremely addictive and once tasted your taste buds will never let you forget the experience. Enjoy!
 


 Related Link:

 http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/04/ras-el-hanout-moroccan-spice-and-recipe.html

  
 http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/03/sumac-on-haft-sin-and-nowrouz-table.html

 http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/05/turmeric-powder-history-and-benefits-at.html

  

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