Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Za’atar

4 reader reviews / 4 stars average

A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is coated with lemon and za’atar and grilled until slightly charred.

Za’atar Grilled Asparagus

Syrian salad is my specialty. It has won contests (thank you Cooking Channel!) and my dinner guests always request it.

Liz Holding Asparagus

Whenever anyone tries my salad for the first time, I’m always asked: “What is the secret ingredient?” The answer is simple: za’atar.

Liz Serving Zaatar Grilled Asparagus

Frequently asked questions:

What is Za’atar?

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend most often containing a blend of thyme, toasted sesame seeds, oregano, sumac and marjoram.

Where can you buy za’atar?

ou can find it at any Middle Eastern grocery store or online with a quick Google search for “za’atar”. Better yet, you can make it yourself with this quick recipe: Za’atar Recipe.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Za'atar

Another common and tasty way to eat za’atar is to mix it with a little olive oil and brush on top of pita bread. It is also delicious sprinkled on top of eggs or a platter of ripe tomatoes.

Za’atar Grilled Asparagus

Your fork is waiting.

Za’atar Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Za’atar

4 reader reviews / 4 stars average
A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is coated with lemon and za'atar and grilled until slightly charred.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat grill to medium high.
  • Wash and trim asparagus then place in a large zip-lock bag.
  • Add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, za'atar, salt and pepper to the bag and seal tightly.
  • Shake bag well to evenly coat the asparagus.
  • Grill for 2-3 minutes per side and serve with extra lemon.

Notes

Good source Vitamins A and C, good source Calcium and Iron

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 6.5gProtein: 3.3gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 285mgFiber: 3.2g
DID YOU TRY THIS RECIPE? Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!

Want more healthy recipes? Head over to Pinterest!

2 thoughts on “Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Za’atar”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Did you try this? How did it go?




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.