Za'atar Popcorn

Za'atar is a middle eastern spice mix consisting of thyme, sesame, oregano and sumac. It does sound a little exotic for a one year old but let them give it a go and you might be surprised what they will consume in popcorn format! Madeleine absolutely loves it.

Feeds 2-3 as a snack


2 tbsp olive oil

30g popcorn

2 tsp za'atar


Place 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan  over a medium-high heat and once hot add the popcorn. Toss to coat the kernels in the oil and then place a tight fitting lid on top. You will hear sizzling before popping but don't be tempted to take off the lid. Give the pan a little shake every 30 seconds or so. The popcorn is all popped when the pops are 3 seconds apart. Remove the lid and drizzle over the final 1 tbsp olive oil along with the za'atar. Place the lid back on and give everything a big shake.

To store: keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.