The Most Delicious Zatar Mix in the World - The Whole Wide Universe Infact.

 I have to say this is the most delicious zatar mix I have ever created. 

Brag - Brag!!!

It is super simple to make and super delicious to eat.  Are you ready?


  • 1 cup of oregano leaves find ground or rough
  • 1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of sumac
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • Dash of salt


You can purchase the leaves if you like and place them in a bowl with the sumac.  Add the sumac to taste.  If you are not use to the taste, you may prefer only 1 tablespoon.

Sprinkle the olive oil over the mix and then mix well.

Now add in the sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.  Again Mix well.

Add in the dash of salt.  Taste and make sure you have the perfect mixture.  You do not want it too salty, but just enough to add flavor.  Only add in Himalayan Sea Salt. This is the one I use.  


Now most people will use a plain hummus or a cheese spread but the one I will show you is over the top.  I have to admit in a shortage I will use Kiri.


To make the very best hummus in the world, start with some dried chickpeas. Place 1 pound of chickpeas in a bowl with water covering them with 1 T. of baking soda to take away the gas. 

Make sure you have plenty of water on them as they will swell. The next morning drain the water off and rinse the beans well. Place the chickpeas in a pressure cooker and top with plenty of water and nothing else and cook them for twenty minutes after you hear the whistle. 

When they are done, drain all the juice off and put them in a food processor (this is the one I use) and pulse them to a complete mash. Take one cup of the chickpeas and with this, we will make the hummus.

The remaining chickpeas are divided into plastic bags and sealed for future use.


  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 of a hot pepper or some hot pepper flakes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or more as needed
  • 2 T. of tahini (sesame paste)
  • salt

 Place the chickpeas, garlic, hot pepper in a small food process and mulch well. This can also be done by hand but it takes longer. You can use a mortar and pound the garlic and pepper first and then add the chickpeas to the mortar. 

After they are mixed well add in the tahini slowly. After that is mixed well, add the lemon juice and salt to taste. Never add oil to this mixture. This is a traditional Arab recipe and is very delicious.

To Serve:

Place the hummus on a plate and spread out with a spoon, top with some sumac and some chopped parsley. Drizzle some olive oil on top. 


This is so delicious and to enhance a full meal you can add some fresh goat cheese that has been grilled and labane. These are both Arab foods. Labane is merely yogurt drained and thus becoming a cheese like spread. 

To make the goat labane.  Place 500grams of fresh goat yogurt in a yogurt bag or on a cotton cloth to strain through.  We want to remove all the whey.  The best nut seed or yogurt bags are made of hemp and I just love these.  Wil's Hemp Bags  I am not affiliated with Wil.  I am just his follower.

This process will take around 6 to 8 hours.

Store the goat cheese in a covered container and add equal amounts of hummus and labane together and mix.  

Spread the cheese mixture on some toasted bread and then top with my super delicious Zatar Mix..  

While this is a bit of work to do, I know you will just love this.




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