Za’atar Roasted Carrots are a nice change from traditional roasted carrots. The earthy za’atar mixed with the fresh parsley adds a nice flavor to the natural sweetness that roasting carrots brings out.
For the Za’atar Roasted Carrots:
- 16 ounces of carrots, left whole if they are small carrots or cut into slices
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons za’atar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Fresh parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the olive oil, garlic, za’atar, salt and pepper. Add the carrots and toss until the carrots are covered.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spread the carrots in an even layer on the baking sheet.
Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the carrots are tender, flipping the carrots over once.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
I like to sometimes drizzle a tahini garlic sauce on top. For the recipe to make the sauce go to this recipe for Grilled Beef Kafta.
I like to go with 2 Tablespoons of za’atar but that can be overwhelming for some people. I recommend starting with 1 Tablespoons, roasting the carrots and then tasting them. From this point you can sprinkle more za’atar over the cooker carrots if you want to.
Keywords: carrots, side dish, vegan, vegetarian, roasted vegetables