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Course Spice Blend
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 tablespoons (½ cup)
Author Marissa


  • 2 tablespoons dried wild thyme flowers*
  • 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 3 tablespoons sumac
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a small dry skillet over medium-high heat, add in the sesame seeds and toast for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat when they are lightly golden and let cool.
  • Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind up the wild thyme into a powder.
  • Sift the thyme through a small mesh strainer to filter out large, coarse stems.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


If you can't get your hands on wild thyme, "regular" dried thyme can be used. 2 tablespoons of the thyme flowers will also equal 2 tablespoons ground up thyme.