Za'atar (Thyme-, Sesame-, and Sumac-Spiced) Popcorn Recipe

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A tart spice mix from the Middle East makes a perfect popcorn flavor. Daniel Gritzer

Za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice mixture most often made with sumac (a tart spice), sesame seeds, thyme, and oregano, gets a new starring role as a flavor for homemade popcorn. Best of all, it's incredibly easy: just sprinkle store-bought za-atar on the freshly popped corn and you're all set.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Makes: 8 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped (about 8 cups popped)

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup store-bought za'atar spice blend (available at specialty food stores and Amazon)

  • Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Place popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl and drizzle olive all over, tossing to coat evenly. Add za'atar, tossing to coat evenly. Season with salt and serve. Popcorn can be stored at room temperature in a zipper-lock bag overnight.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
93 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 384mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 35mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)