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Crispy Za’atar Potatoes

    Potatoes are roasted with olive oil and za’atar in this easy and flavorful vegetarian side dish recipe.

    Zaatar Roasted Potatoes an easy vegan side dish recipe

    Every spring I find myself looking for new, easy side dish recipes. Whether it’s to cook for our Passover Seder or to bring for an Easter dinner side dish, you really can never have too many healthy side dish recipes.

    Roasted Potatoes with Zaatar Easy Side Dish

    These creamy blushing belle potatoes from The Little Potato Company are tossed in extra virgin olive oil then sprinkled with za’atar, salt and pepper. If you haven’t tried za’atar yet, it’s my go-to Lebanese spice mixture filled with sumac, sesame seeds, oregano and other herbs.

    Roasted Potatoes with Zaatar a fast vegetarian recipe

    It is delicious on roasted vegetables, tossed into a Lebanese salad dressing, or as a marinade for chicken and pork.

    Zaatar Roasted Potatoes an easy side dish recipe

    The best part? This vegetarian side dish is made with just five simple ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes.

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    Za'atar Roasted Potatoes - an easy vegan side dish recipe

    Crispy Za’atar Potatoes

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    Potatoes are roasted with olive oil and za’atar in this easy and flavorful vegetarian side dish recipe.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 24 potatoes Blushing Belle or other Little Potato Company variety (sliced in half)
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons za’atar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon pepper
    • minced scallions (optional garnish)


    • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. 
    • In a small bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, za’atar, salt and pepper to coat. Spread on baking sheet in a single layer and roast until crispy, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions to serve if you wish.


    Serving: 6potatoesCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.2gSodium: 591mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Liz, I love za’atar and grew up eating my grandfather’s Syrian food. What are your favorite sources of za’atar spice online?

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