Zahtar, or Zaatar, is a spice blend from the Middle East. The thyme adds warmth and depth, while the sesame seeds give the blend an earthiness. This blend can be found in recipes from Lebanon and Syria and from Turkey to Iran.
Zahtar can be added to marinades or salad dressings. Sprinkled on meats or vegetables or sprinkled on bread before baking. Zahtar is also a good spice to use when steaming artichokes.