Za'atar is easy to make at home from scratch with just four ingredients. While in Lebanon wild thyme is used, regular thyme from the supermarket or your garden makes a fine substitute. Za'atar refers both to the thyme plant itself, as well as this spice mix.
For a simple and delicious way to use za'atar, sprinkle the spice mixture over a plate of labneh and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pitta bread as a dip.
I keep a batch in the fridge to put in various Middle Eastern dishes. When I ran out, I bought a bottle from a spice shop. This recipe is much better. My experience has been that it lasts months of refrigerated. Thanks for submitting this great recipe. - 08 May 2018 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)