Zaatar is one of my favorite spice blends. The combination of the hyssop (or even when they use oregano) sesame seeds and salt are the perfect topping to your pita chips or chicken or fish or almost anything. In this week’s parsha Metzora, we learn that when the metzora (person afflicted with leprosy) heals, he or she undergoes a purification ritual by the kohen that includes two birds, spring water, cedar wood, a scarlet thread and hyssop. So I recommend we begin this week's Shabbat menu with some Zaatar.
What better way to start your meal then with a traditional gefilte fish covered in Israeli zaatar.
You will love these green beans, perfectly crunchy and smoky from the char and the harissa.
Add a little sweetness to the meal with this chicken covered in date honey.
Make sure it feels like spring with this colorful rice salad.
Keep it healthy with these brownies that will surprise - just don't tell what's inside.