Za’atar Pork Loin

Lately I have been spending a lot of time working with spices and spice mixes. I really love trying new spices, spice combinations and seeing what works with what. Thats where Za’atar came along.

Za’atar is used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean on meats, breads and vegetables. It is made with sumac, toasted sesame seeds, thyme and some versions even add oregano.

For this recipe I mixed a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of Za’atar, rubbed the mixture over the pork loin and marinated the pork loin in the Za’atar mixture for a few hours.

This pork loin turned out so moist and flavorful thanks to the Za’atar. The teens wolfed down the pork loin and I almost lost a finger while they were getting seconds.

Za’atar Pork Loin


  • 2 lbs pork loin roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Za’atar


  1. Mix the Za’atar and olive oil and rub the Za’atar mixture all over the pork loin. Allow to marinade for an hour or longer. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to cooking

  2. Preheat oven to 375º

  3. Place pork loin into a roasting pan and cook for about 45-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145º.

  4. Wrap the cooked pork loin in aluminum foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes

This pork loin goes great with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. I even sprinkled more Za’atar on the potatoes before roasting them and they turned out amazing. Thanks for stopping by Life44…Live, laugh, love & learn.

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