This versatile spice mix is very popular in the Middle Eastern cooking. It can be used with many dishes, from grilled vegetables to rice and breads.
  • Serves: 1/3 cup
  • Active Time: 5 mins
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Step 1: Mixing the Spices

• 1/4 cup sumac
• 1 tbsp dried thyme
• 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
• 1 tbsp dried oregano
• 1 tbsp dried marjoram (optional)
• 2 tsp sea salt


Mix together all of the spices and store in an airtight container for several months.

This spice mix can be used like a dry rub or you can add a few tablespoons of quality, extra-virgin olive oil and spread onto pita or even vegetables.

Chef's Notes

There are many many versions of this spice blend. This one is more of a Lebanese blend due to the addition of sumac.

Sumac is a dark-red burgundy colored spice. It has a unique tart, sour lemon taste. Sumac can be found at Greek and Middle Eastern markets.


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