Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Feta Dip


Last Updated on January 23, 2023

Za’atar roasted carrots served with feta dip and topped with fresh mint and date syrup. The perfect flavorful veggie dish to serve as a side dish or appetizer.

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Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Feta Dip

These roasted za’atar carrots are packed with so much delicious flavor, and are a fun way to change up your veggie game. They’re seasoned with za’atar spice, cumin, and salt & pepper, and have a natural sweetness once they’re baked.

Serve them with a simple feta dip and top them with fresh herbs and date syrup for one of the best flavor combinations.

These roasted carrots have the perfect middle eastern touch. The za’atar adds delicious savory flavor along with fresh mint, parsley, and the savory feta dip.

I love them with a side of salmon and salad for a simple weeknight meal.

Za’atar is one of my favorite middle-eastern spice blends. It’s a mix of toasted sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, marjoram, and a few other spices. I love using it on fish, roasted veggies, or even on eggs.

If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy za’atar, check out my za’atar smashed potatoes or za’atar salmon skewers with turmeric rice.

za'atar roasted carrots

How to make Za’atar Roasted Carrots

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • carrots
  • spices: zaatar, cumin, salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh mint & parsley
  • date syrup or honey, to drizzle on top

Peel and slice your carrots, then toss them in the olive oil and spices. Bake them for about 30 minutes on 400 F until they’re tender.

Serve them over a simple feta dip, then garnish with the fresh herbs, olive oil and date syrup.

This recipe is easily one of my favorites to date. You can serve it as a side dish, dinner party appetizer, or weekend snack. I can’t wait for you all to try it!

More veggie recipes you’ll love:

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Kale Avocado Salad with Sesame Dressing

Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Feta Dip

5 from 4 votes
Course: Sides


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  • 1 lb 1 carrots, peeled

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 za’atar spice

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 cumin

  • Salt & pepper

  • Feta Dip
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 feta cheese

  • 3 tbsp 3 ricotta

  • 2 tsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 lemon juice

  • Pinch salt & pepper

  • Top With
  • 1 tbsp 1 chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tbsp 2 chopped fresh parsley

  • Olive oil

  • Date syrup or honey


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Slice the carrots diagonally and toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, za’atar, cumin and a pinch of salt & pepper. Mix well.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread the carrots so that they’re not overlapping
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping the carrots halfway through
  • While the carrots bake, prepare the feta dip by blending the feta cheese, ricotta, olive oil and a pinch of salt & pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth
  • Transfer the feta dip to a shallow plate or serving platter and spread along the bottom, then top with the carrots
  • Garnish the dish with fresh chopped mint, parsley, a light drizzle of olive oil and a drizzle of date syrup

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  1. Rachel Macdonald

    I have made this numerous times, it is SO GOOD!

  2. Jhon Michaels

    Real Za’atar is its own spice, not a blend of other herbs and spices. Would recommend finding the real thing, compared to store bought mixes.

    • Your comment made me go looking for confirmation that it is a single spice. You are right but it is also used to describe the more common mix of spices used today. The herb is Syrian oregano if anyone else is wondering. I believe most recipe call for the mix more than the just the herb but I would definitely try it if I came across some. I enjoy trying different oregano varieties. They impart different tastes in cooking.

  3. Great ideas for Za’atar
    Besides bread dip olive oil and Zaatar . I don’t leave home without my za’atar. Great on pizza too

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