Tahini and za'atar dip

Tahini and za'atar dip


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About this recipe: Not a traditional Levantine recipe by any means, but a delicious take on traditional flavours from the Levant nonetheless. I whip this up in mere minutes and serve with toasted pitta triangles. Guests are always intrigued and ask for the recipe!

Diana Greater London, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 150g houmous
  • 150g Greek yoghurt or labneh
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar, plus extra
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sumac

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Combine the houmous, yoghurt and tahini. Stir well, then add the tablespoon of za'atar. Season to taste, adding more za'atar if you fancy it.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl, then sprinkle with extra za'atar and sumac. Serve or chill in the fridge till needed.


Za'atar is a mixture of sumac, sesame seeds and herbs frequently used in the Middle East. Look for it in speciality shops or online.

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