An aromatic blend with both earthy and subtle citrus undertones, and just a hint of nuttiness with the addition of sesame. Our Zaatar Premium Qawzah includes the flower of zaatar plant (Origanum syriacum) only, carefully harvested by hand, giving the mix a clean, delicate, and highly aromatic fragrance. This mix contains health-promoting micronutrients.
Zaatar is a blend of spices; it consists of dried oregano plant (Origanum Syriacum), toasted sesame seeds, sumac and salt. It is, inarguably, the most prized spice in the Lebanese cuisine.
In every Levantine pantry there is always a cup of zaatar mixed with olive oil to be used as a dip or as an impromptu sauce over dishes and salads. Zaatar perfectly complements the popular Lebanese breakfast treats of manouche (flat bread) and labneh (strained yoghurt). Sprinkled on top of white cheeses, it enhances their taste wonderfully.
Zaatar captures the spirit and flavor of the Mediterranean and its sun-drenched landscapes. It grows wild in mountainous terrain and it is harvested in early summer before its aromatic spears begin to flower.
Our Zaatar Premium Qawzah is sourced from a devoted cooperative in the Qawzah village, in south Lebanon. This mix is premium because it includes the flower of zaatar (Origanum syriacum) only, carefully harvested by hand, without the other parts of the plant, giving the mix a clean, delicate, and highly aromatic fragrance. The whole of the local agricultural community contributes to the production of this premium quality, preservative-free Zaatar.
Roasted sesame, oregano (Origanium syriacum), sumac, salt.
Serve with olive oil and bread.
Pairs well with meats, salads, cheeses and pizzas.