Zatar - How do you use?
I purchased a jar of Zatar from Penzey's the last time I visited their store. My little bit of research indicated that it is often used on bread. I experimented last night with making croutons by dicing bread, brushing with olive oil and tossing in the zatar seasoning. Baked for a bit and it turned out great!
What do I do next? (ps...vegan household)
I like to use it as a pita dip. You can either stir it into a little olive oil and set out a small dish, or set out separate dishes of oil and spice. I've never actually bought zatar---if there's no salt in the commercial kind you might want to add a little salt to the oil. With or without oil, we also like to dip cucumber and radish slices in it, usually just as part of a casual cheese, fruit, vegetable, and bread tray for the two of us. I'm sure other vegetables would be nice as well. Lastly, it also makes a great seasoning for homemade pita chips. Enjoy! It's a fun product.
Oh, and I've never tried and I'm sure it's nontraditional, but it could be quite good stirred into scrambled eggs or omelets.
you might want to highlight the vegan requirement front & center, otherwise i suspect you'll end up with a lot of meat suggestions!
- use it on roasted vegetables - it's fantastic with carrots, parsnips, potatoes, zucchini...even grilled corn.
- it's great with hummus and baba ghannouj, either blended in or sprinkled on top as a garnish.
- blend into a vinaigrette for salad.