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Uses for Zatar?

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  • Tracy L. Jun 16, 2005 12:18 AM
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I bought a bag of Zaatar the other day to use as a garnish along with EVOO for labne. Aside from rubbing on chicken or using it in a Zaatar pie I can't think of any other interesting dishes to use it in. It is a good batch and I'd like to use it before it goes stale.

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  1. I always like to split pitas, cut them into quarters, rub with your same EVOO, sprinkle with zatar, and toast in the oven until golden brown and fragrant. Eat as a snack, with salad, dip into hummus, eat with poached eggs, etc.

    1. Sprinkle it over a salad of romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onion, olives, dressed with lemon juice & olive oil.

      1. I love zatar bread pizzas. Take a flat bread of your choice and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with a layer of zatar spice. Cover with thinly sliced tomatoes and a generous amount of shredded kashkaval (a very strong baltic) cheese. Broil or bake in a very hot oven until the cheese melts. It's addictive.

        1. Dredge cod in it and sautee it and serve over wilted spinach, kalamata olives and white beans. I think some feta, too.

          1. Make a lovely salad with Zatar and torn pieces of toasted pita bread..lots for fresh nice tomatoes and cukes too...

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            1. re: Ann P.

              Yummm, Fattoush! I can't wait for August and fresh really ripe tomatoes.

            2. Even lower tech than the flatbread suggestions -- sprinkle it on EVOO and use as a dipper for bread or crudites.

              I love zatar-roasted chicken, but what's a zatar pie? Please explain and post a recipe if you can. Thanks!

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              1. re: Dizzied

                See Ellen's post, it is basically the same. I am sorry I don't have a recipe.

              2. The first time I ever tried zatar was salmon steaks and cubed tomatoes and zucchinis all roasted together with lots of olive oil, salt, and zatar sprinkled over it. Yum.

                1. Thanks, I will have to try these.