6 Feb 2015, 4:24pm
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Alforon Restaurant
619-269-9904
5965 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92115


Zaatar

ZAATAR,

An amazing herb widely used in Lebanon and the Middle East. Zaatar is the morning flat bread of Lebanon, it is by far the most popular on the go food and exists in 100% of the Lebanese households; you will be hard pressed not to find a home without Zaatar in its Pantry. At home is is mixed with the best olive oil available, it is close to Wild Thyme in the west but really different in that part of the world and mainly because of the way it is picked up in the hills and processed for table ready use.

Zaatar cannot be grown in controlled environments, it run wild in the hills of Lebanon and is picked up and dried then mixed with various levels of toasted sesames to add flavor and to extend shelf life. Usually Stored in glass jars, Zaatar is then mixed in a glass cup with the olive oil for an anytime snack. In Bakeries Zaatar mix is spread over flatbread with some vegetable oil and in some cases a bit of Olive oil and baked in a 500 degree oven then sold on the go. labni, tomatoes, olives and fresh mint is added to make one of the most delicious mixtures of any mana’eesh in that part of the world. A palm size zaatar is it also added to the traditional appetizer platters in Parties and Holidays along with other lebanese platters like the triangular spinach pie and the square Traditional Lebanese Sfeeha.

you can find all these and order them as Authentic as they come at:

ALFORON, 5965 El cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115