A little Za’atar here…

I clearly can’t get enough of this wonderful spice blend. I made this ridiculously easy meal since I had a fresh batch of the Za’atar Hummus on hand. I could’ve done without the rice but I couldn’t find any pita at the time! Perhaps my next recipe? 🙂

A Za’atar Meal

Serves 2-3

Ingredients for spices protein

  • 8oz protein of choice (I used ground pork, feel free to sub with tofu or Morning Star has sausage crumbles that would taste excellent with this)
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp diced shallot or onion
  • 1 tbsp za’atar spice
  • 1 tsp hot sauce/powder of choice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 tsp parsley + garnish 
  • 1/2 cups sliced cucumber to garnish, lightly salted
  • 1/4 cup Za’atar hummus

Method to prepare ground meat

  1. Cook ground meat/protein of choice until no longer pink or heated through completely about 5-6 minutes. 
  2. Add shallots and garlic and mix/stir to cook them down.
  3. Add Za’atar seasoning, zucchini, garlic, salt, pepper, hot sauce and continue to mix as zucchini cooks down. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add pine nuts and cook until lightly toasted about 2 minutes followed by adding the water. Add half, stir to incoporate followed by the other half and stir. Add parsley. Remove from heat.
  5. Add 1/4 cup hummus on each plate topped by spiced protein, garnish with cucumber and pita or rice, your choice!

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