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Zahtar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture that adds flavor with little fat or oils. It includes sumac, a red berry that is part of the wild-pistachio family and is ground into a powder.

  • Yield: Makes 2/3 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1997


  • 1/2 cup dried savory or thyme (1 ounce)
  • 1/4 cup sumac (3/4 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted (1/4 ounce)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. In batches, grind in a spice mill until fine.

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