Last weekend we went up into Brooksville to do a little shopping and discovered a new produce market. Much to my delight, I was able to get not one but TWO adventure foods! They had a section of Middle Eastern foods, so I got kefir cheese and green za’atar – a spice mix of roasted thyme, ground sumac, sesame seeds and salt. It is soooo good. I’ve been mixing it up in the kefir cheese and dipping veggies in it – an amazing breakfast!
The kefir cheese tastes like a cross between yogurt and sour cream, firm and a bit tangy. The most common use for the za’atar is to sprinkle it on bread, or put it in oil and dip your bread into it. I can’t wait until our challenge is over so I can make some bread to put it on!
When I took the picture, I noticed it says “No salt” on the front of the za’atar package. But the ingredients include salt. I wonder which is right?