Lemon Za’atar Marinade

Lemon Za'atar Marinade

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Lemon Za’atar Marinade


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  • a protein of choice (chicken, fish, tofu, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 heaping tablespoon za’atar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  1. In a glass jar combine all the ingredients.
  2. Place a lid on the jar and shake till the marinade is combined.
  3. To a large bowl with the desired protein choice, add the marinade and let it sit for at least 20-30 minutes for cooking to develop flavor.
  4. Cook as desired, stovetop, bake, grill, etc.

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