Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

This easy, delicious side dish of carrots and green beans roasted in olive oil and za’atar is perfect for holiday entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner.

Grabbing za'atar roasted carrots and green beans.

It’s that time of year again, with the holidays just around the corner! Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans is one of my favorite side dishes to bring to holiday or family dinners. With basically only four, simple ingredients, it’s easy while remaining delicious, leaving you time to focus on more important things, like the holiday or the main dish!

Ingredients

  • Carrots: Loaded with fiber, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene, carrots are crunchy and delicious with any meal.
  • Green Beans: Surprisingly enough, green beans are high in calcium as well as Vitamin K, and they pair wonderfully with carrots.
  • Za’atar: A delicious blend of dried herbs and spices, like oregano, thyme, coriander, and cumin, this middle-eastern spice is one of my favorites.
  • Olive Oil: The perfect, healthy fat to cook with.

How to Make Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

Putting oil on carrots

First things first, peel and cut your carrots into equal sized strips. Then place your carrots and green beans in separate bowls or plastic bags. Drizzle each with olive oil.

Seasoned carrots

Next, sprinkle each with some kosher salt and black pepper for flavor.

liz seasoning green beans

Then you’ll season each with the za’atar. I love roasting veggies in this spice blend. It has a delicious, earthy, nutty flavor profile. Once your carrots and green beans are both seasoned, give them a good toss or shake in the bag they’re in.

carrots and green beans

Lay them out on 2 separate sheet pans in a single layer, or one if you don’t mind removing the green beans earlier, and roast in the oven at 425 degrees. It’s finished when slightly browned and softened.

Zaatar roasted carrots and green beans

Serve garnished with some lemon juice, lemon zest, or sesame seeds, and enjoy your Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans!

Switch Things up

  • Switch some veggies. Use broccoli, asparagus, or Brussels sprouts in place of the carrots or green beans.
  • Do a sheet pan meal. Za’atar tastes great on chicken, make it a one pan meal and cook it all at once!

Frequently Asked Questions

What else can I use za’atar with?

Za’atar tastes great on veggies and protein! I also really like this Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Za’atar and this Za’atar Spiced Grilled Chicken.

What spices go well with green beans?

Garlic cloves, onion, fresh herbs like parsley or basil, and many other spices!

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Kept in an airtight container in the fridge, leftovers will keep for 3-4 days. They can be reheated in the microwave, but popping them back in the oven or on the stove will reinvigorate the veggies.

Liz sprinkling za’atar on carrots.

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Liz eating Za’atar roasted carrots and green beans.

Fancy enough for a holiday dinner, easy enough for a quick weeknight meal, and delicious enough for any time of year – I hope your family loves Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans as much as mine does.

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Zaatar roasted carrots and green beans

Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

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This easy, delicious side dish of carrots and green beans roasted in olive oil and za'atar is perfect for holiday entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
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Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound carrots (peeled & sliced vertically)
  • 1 pound green beans (trimmed)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons za’atar (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (divided)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and have two large baking sheets ready to go.
  • Using two large bowls or resealable plastic bags, fill one with carrots and one with the green beans.
  • Drizzle each bowl with half of the remaining ingredients: olive oil (two tablespoons for each), za’atar (one tablespoon each), salt (1/2 teaspoon each) and pepper (1/4 teaspoon each.)
  • Toss both batches to coat and spread on to even layers in two separate baking sheets.
  • Place carrots and green beans in the oven and roast until nicely browned: 15-20 minutes for the green beans and 20-25 minutes for the carrots.
  • Remove from the oven and serve separately or in one dish.

Notes

If carrots are small, feel free to leave whole. If they are larger, slice vertically so that they are approximately all the same size.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 19.9gProtein: 3.5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.1gSodium: 354mgFiber: 6.7gSugar: 10.5g

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41 responses to “Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans”

  1. Sadye Avatar
    Sadye

    It’s amazing how something so simple can be so delicious! Why have I *not* tried this before??

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes totally!!

  2. Zeena Avatar
    Zeena

    Hi, making thanksgiving meal 2018 and we have a request for green beans plus I wanted something then them. I can across you recipe and adding carrots also is great blend. My question is did you precook the green beans or the carrots before starting the recipe. Thanks.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They were all raw! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Barbara Alfeo Avatar
    Barbara Alfeo

    I absolutely love your recipe! I am writing vegetarian recipe round ups on my blog in 2018 (to encourage people to try meatless monday- everyone has to start somewhere) and would love to feature you. You can check out my blog (for beginner environmentalists) at sunshineguerrilla.com. Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh cool of course!

  4. Sharon Farmer Avatar
    Sharon Farmer

    I took these to a potluck Seder a couple days ago. I cooked them in advance and served them at room temperature. I thought they were fine served at room temperature and will do this at future potlucks as well.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I’m so happy to hear that Sharon!! Happy Passover!

  5. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    If I make these and need to keep them warm will puttin them in a crockpot after for a while ruin them?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It will make them super soft and mushy. These are best served hot out of the oven. :)

  6. Maggie Avatar
    Maggie

    Hi, I’m new to cooking, and found your recipe on pinterest. I was wondering why the two vegetables had to be prepared separately? Thank you!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Carrots take longer to cook so cooking them separately ensures the green beans won’t be over cooked! Enjoy!

  7. Tasha @thatssoyummy Avatar
    Tasha @thatssoyummy

    This dish is so perfect for any meal

  8. susan Avatar
    susan

    SMALL WORLD! i happened upon your blog while googling recipes that use za’atar and i recognized your grandma! wayyyy back when i was a teenager she worked with the youth orchestra i played in. i even remember having gone to her house in berkeley once, though i can’t remember why now. i hope she’s doing well. i always remember her watching us rehearsal way into the night with a big smile on her face. everybody loved ljuba.

    anyways, thank you for sharing the recipe! i’m excited to make it tonight!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      No way!! That is so cool and such a great story!! She’s doing great- living on Martha’s Vineyard and loving it! She’s on Facebook! Not surprised everyone loved her. :)

  9. Marylou Avatar
    Marylou

    Hi Liz,

    I just discovered the spice Za’atar. I was browsing on Pinterest and found your recipe above. When I scrolled down I saw Ljuba’s picture. What a surprise- I work for Jonathan Davis and I know Ljuba. I can’t wait to try your recipe and Ljuba’s recipie for the brisket.
    Jonny says its really delicious. Thank you for giving me a bright spot in my day.

    Best regards,
    Marylou Ball

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you found me and what a riot you work for Jonny!!!: )

  10. Marylou Avatar
    Marylou

    Hi Liz,
    I just discovered the spice Za’atarand was browsing on Pinterest, when I found your recipe above. I looks so delicious. when I scrolled down and saw Ljuba’s picture.
    You won’t believe this but I work for Jonathan Davis and I Know Ljuba. Great people.
    I can wait to try Ljuba’s brisket reipe. Thank you so much. Yoru brightened my day.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Marylou – No way!! You’ve got to be kidding me!! What a small world!!! Let me know what you think of the brisket!!! :-) Liz

  11. Kirsten Avatar
    Kirsten

    Liz the colts of these vegetables are lovely. Makes me thing Spring may truly get here.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am praying it comes soon!!

  12. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    That picture of Jacob reading the questions is so adorable!! And so sweet of him to take the pressure off his younger cousin. :P

    Za’atar is one of my favorite spice mixes!! I would put it over everything if I could. (And often try to.) I would love these roasted veggies!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Awww thank you friend!! (I put za’atar on almost everything too lol.)

  13. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog Avatar
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    These look sooo yummy! I first heard about za’atar here, then I saw it used on a cooking show, so now I definitely need to get myself to the grocery store and buy some asap to make these!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I’m glad you’re seeing it more!! It’s my fav!!

  14. Cassie Avatar
    Cassie

    I could snack on his cheeks all day long. And also, these veggies!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha You and me both!! xoxoxo

  15. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon Avatar
    Anna @ Garnish with Lemon

    I saw these pans of veg on Instagram and knew I needed the recipe. Love za’atar!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you Anna!!

  16. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg Avatar
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    I love how you’re using zaatar. It’s so versatile isn’t it?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I can’t quit it. ;)

  17. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Avatar
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This is pretty much a perfect garden recipe, love all the freshness happening here!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It really is – so ready for spring!

  18. claire @ the realistic nutritionist Avatar
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    This looks beautiful!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Claire! Happy Friday!

  19. julia Avatar
    julia

    I love using Za’atar in cooking and with veggies it goes great What a beautiful delicious side dish!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am so obsessed with it Julia! I know you are too. :)

  20. Meredith Avatar
    Meredith

    This looks like an incredibly delicious spring dish!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We are dreaming of spring here in Michigan!! Thanks Meredith!

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