Za'atar is a type of wild thyme often mixed with sumac (a brick-red, sour spice), salt and sesame seeds. You can find it in Middle Eastern markets.

Cheryl Sternman Rule


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  • In a large bowl, beat yogurt until light and smooth. Scrape into a shallow, wide serving bowl and smooth with back of a spoon to create a wide indentation. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk oil and lemon juice until emulsified; season well with salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette over yogurt so it floods indentation. Sprinkle with pine nuts and za'atar. Taste, adding a bit more salt, if desired. Serve with pita.



Recipes adapted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from "Yogurt Culture" by Cheryl Sternman Rule. Copyright © 2015

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 9mg; fiberg; protein 3g; carbohydrates 2g; sodium 85mg; ironmg; calcium 45mg.