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Zahtar  [ZAH-tar]     Popular throughout Turkey and North Africa, zahtar is a spice blend comprised of sesame seeds mixed with powdered sumac and dried thyme. It's sprinkled over meats and vegetables, or mixed with oil as a spread for bread. Zahtar can be found in Middle Eastern markets.

    If you've got it, but don't know what to do with it, below are some traditional dishes that the spice blend complements nicely.

Salads  
Soups & Stews meat; vegetable
Fish & Poultry  
Meats almost all meats
Vegetables almost all vegetables
Pasta; Grains;
Dried Beans
 
Cheese & Egg Dishes  
Sauces  
Miscellaneous spread


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