Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

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 roasted carrots and green beans with za'atar.

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!


  • 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 salt and 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, 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. Serve separate, or together, and enjoy!

Zaatar roasted carrots and green beans

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.

Can I add other vegetables or switch one out?

Yes you can. You could also use broccoli, asparagus, or Brussel sprouts.

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.

Recommended Main Dishes

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 did.

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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
Servings: 8


  • 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)


  • 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.


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


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

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41 thoughts on “Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe?

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 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. :)

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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