Summer Squash Zataar (B)

October 26, 2006 at 9:24 am (B_minus (2.5 stars), My brain, Quick weeknight recipe, Summer recipes, Vegetable dishes)

I’ve had a bottle of zatar in my pantry for a while now, but never really know what to do with it. Inspired by a recipe on RecipeZaar for zucchini and zataar, I threw together this dish using the last of the summer squash.

  • 1 yellow summer squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 small onion, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 tsp. zataar
  • 1 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese

This dish was quite delicious. Definitely worth the last of the summer squash.

Rating: B

Zatar is a mixture of spices that originated in the Middle East. The red zatar I have is made from sumac, thyme, and sesame seeds. Zatar is traditionally used to season meats and vegetables, sprinkled on hummus or yogurt, and mixed with olive oil as a spread. The spelling of zatar is not standardized. Google page hits:

  • zataar 635
  • zahtar 11,000
  • za’atar 29,200
  • zaatar 61000
  • zatar 190,000

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