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Apr 16, 2008 12:28 PM

Substitutions for Za'atar Spice?

I have a flat bread recipe I want to make that calls for Za'atar spice... I think I'm going to have a hard time finding it in my area. Does anyone have any ideas as far a substitutions?


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    1. re: sarah galvin

      Thanks... I noticed that the recipe calls for sumac, I'm wondering how hard that will be to find, I've never noticed it before, but definitly haven't been looking for it!

      1. re: Carbear99

        don't know where you live, but I know that around me, neither Za'tar nor sumac is available. Both are available through Penzy's spices, which is a great online source. There really isn't a sub. for sumac in my opinion; it's a really wonderful, tart flavor.

        1. re: Carbear99

          Sumac is easier to find than it used to be. Find a mediterranean grocer or lebanese grocer. I'm sure you could buy it online. I just tasted my sumac ( I have never used it!) And it is unique with a tea/lemon/bitter/earthy flavour.