This is one of our favorite side dishes and I love how roasting the carrots concentrates and intensifies their natural flavors. The sweetness of the carrots paired with za'atar and the bite of the feta cheese really give make this dish unique. This recipe also works well with sweet potatoes. Za'atar is traditionally consumed with Arabic bread (the pita) which the pita is dipped in olive oil and then the seasonings. It is commonly sprinkled over chicken, fish and vegetables. Some cooks swear that it brings out a spectacular flavor in any Mediterranean dish.
This is a simple Israeli version of Za'atar that is hand blended from toasted sesame seeds, coriander, sumac, thyme, cumin and black pepper.
- 4-6 carrots, peeled and cut into 1" pieces (baby carrots also work really well).
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of our ( Give me a peace of the middle east blend)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
- Heat oven to 350º F
- In a large bowl, combine carrots, olive oil and (OUR SPICE GIVE ME PEACE OF THE THE MIDDLE EAST BLEND) and toss to coat.
- Spread on a baking sheet and place in the oven for about 20 - 30 minutes. Carrots should be cooked through and slightly soft when pierced with a fork.
- Toss after 10 - 15 minutes to avoid carrots sticking to the pan.
- Top with crumbled feta cheese
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Sat Fat 4g
Trans Fat 6