Za'atar (pronounced zah-tar) is a classic spice blend used in throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. It's vibrant and aromatic, yet toasty and savory; and adds instant flavor and oomph straight out of the jar.
KL Keller Foodways' version is inspired by founder Kitty Keller's travels and the amazing food she's eaten along the way. Her za'atar blend is an aromatic combination of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds with just a touch of salt. Plus its kitchen-friendly 1.5-ounce size allows the home cook to keep fresh flavors on hand (no stale spices here) without maintaining a spice-bazaar-sized pantry.
How to use
KL Keller's Za'atar is one of our flavor-boosting pantry secrets. Its versatility is astounding, not to mention delicious.Sprinkle over roasted vegetables, whisk into salad dressings, add to marinades and sauces, or even use as a fun, unique garnish for deviled eggs.
A finishing smattering of this fragrant spice mix elevates any dip or sauce into something crave-worthy. Try it on hummus (even store-bought, we won't tell), baba ganoush, cucumber yogurt sauce or roasted pepper feta dip.
For an quick marinade, mix a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil with a couple teaspoons of za'atar, the zest of a lemon and a hearty pinch of salt. Use with chicken, beef, lamb, fish and seafood or vegetables (we are particularly smitten with slices of eggplant marinated and then grilled until lightly charred and tender).
About the producer
“Gee, I sure wish I could find some . . . ” That’s how Kitty Keller, founder of KL Keller Foodways, started her business. Craving tiptop ingredients, sussing them out, playing in the pantry, dreaming up new combos . . .et voilà! KL Keller in her kitchen. Now in yours.
Kitty has been in the food business for more than 25 years, fearlessly foraging and importing the best tasting and most interesting products from France and Spain. In addition, when she couldn't find the level of quality and unique flavor profiles that she sought from products elsewhere on the market,Kitty created her own line of premier foods under the KL Keller Foodways label.Read more of Kitty's story.