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Za’atar Dip and Crunchy Veggies

By May 23, 2018Recipes
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One of my favorite ways to maintain my healthy eating habit is to always have cut up vegetables in my refrigerator so I don’t attack my kids’ starchy carb-loaded snacks in the cabinet if I’m really hungry.

Za'atar Dip and Crunchy Veggies

One of the easiest ways I’ve found to dress up my veggies is to create a savory yogurt-based dip — this za’atar dip is my favorite. You can add any spices you like, but my go-to is the delicious and compliant za’atar spice blend that is famous in the Middle East and dates back to Ancient Egypt.

Za'atar Dip and Crunchy Veggies

You can purchase za’atar in any dedicated spice shop, and many supermarkets now carry it, too. You can also make your own za’atar if you get excited about this amazing spice mix or want to tweak it to your own liking. Here is a good basic za’atar recipe you can start with. In the meantime, though, give this za’atar dip recipe a try to see if this savory, hearty flavor is up your alley.

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Za’atar Dip

One of the easiest ways I've found to dress up my veggies is to create a savory yogurt-based dip — this za'atar dip is my favorite.

Category Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Alma Schneider


  • Carrots, celery, bell pepper, or other crunchy vegetables chopped for dipping
  • 3/4 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs za'atar spice mix


  1. Simply stir the za'atar into the yogurt.

  2. Serve with the prepared vegetables. If you're serving for friends, make sure to pick a colorful (and, therefore, nutritious) variety.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.