Mediterranean Pantry Quick Fixes
Use fine bulgur (labeled #1) instead of bread crumbs as a binder for dishes like meatballs.
Substitute dried spearmint for dried oregano in homemade tomato sauce.
Lebneh or Greek Yogurt
Use instead of sour cream in soups, stews and rice dishes.
Flavor salads with sumac (a tart and fruity dried berry) instead of lemon juice.
Sprinkle za’atar—a mix of dried herbs, sesame seeds and sumac—on everything from pizza to roast chicken to cooked vegetables.