Are you all about ZAHTAR? If you’re not, you’re not a cool foodie.
WTH is ZAHTAR? Also known as: Za’tar, Zatar, Zaa’tar, and Zahatar, (is this spice a rapper or what?) Zahtar is a collection of spices featured in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Base ingredients include hyssop, sesame seeds, oregano, marjoram, and salt.
Here’s whyZAHTAR is so tastefully trendy:
It’s versatile. Use it as a dry rub… on meats, not on yourself. Throw a pinch of it into stews, soups, marinades and breads. Sprinkle it over veggies, hummus, or eggs.
It’s good for you! Full of antioxidants and antibacterial and antifungal properties, ZAHTAR is considered “brain food.” (Could this cure athlete’s foot? If chicks can use SOS pads to remove callouses on their feet…)
ZAHTAR has an aromatic, earthy, warm flavor.
Here. Make this ZAHTAR dish.
Zahtar Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
3 Tbsp avocado oil
3 tsp Zahtar
1 Tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place sweet potato wedges in a mixing bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp oil and 2 tsp Zahtar over and coat the potatoes well. Reserve the rest of the oil and Zahtar for the dressing.
Place potatoes on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the remaining oil, Zahtar and honey in a bowl. Drizzle over warm potatoes before serving.
*recipe courtesy of Shoshie Steinhart of KosherMoms
ZAHTAR sounds like “sitar” to us. And why the ALL CAPS. Is this spice pushy and in your face? Or will ZAHTAR breath hit someone like a ton of bricks?
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