Za'atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsley Sauce 9

These Za’atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsley Sauce have become something that gets made in our house at least once a week. A few weeks ago, I was researching light, low-carb, simple ideas that could be eaten as a snack or even as a side with dinner. I found that baked carrots kept hitting top of the list!

I had been eating so many veggies and salads that I wasn’t too excited to eat all these roasted carrots by themselves. So I was determined to find a way to jazz them up a bit without going for the typical seasonings.

I had a jar of Tahini sauce in the fridge that I kept meaning to use up. We then realized (I think it was actually Mohamad!), that sprinkling Za’atar on those carrots and adding a dip would do the trick!

The sweetness that comes from the baked carrots combined with the Za’atar seasoning (which BTW is home-made so head to our shop to get yourself a jar!) and the creamy lemony garlic-y herb-y sauce really is something else.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Serving Suggestions:

These are great to make ahead of time to eat as an afternoon snack. Alternatively as a side dish with your lunch or dinner. You can make a different dip or drizzle a sauce all over the carrots.

Step-by-Step:

Prepping the Sauce Ingredients

Blending the Sauce

Carrots Before Baking

Carrots After Baking

Za'atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsely Sauce Finished Dish Close-Up

Za’atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsley Sauce

Za'atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsley Sauce to liven up simple carrots. Low calorie and low carb yet bursting with flavour. Very addictive too! 
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: appetizer, dip, from scratch, healthy, low-carb, seasoning, side dish, snack, spice blend, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

For the Carrots:

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Za'atar seasoning

For the Tahini Dip:

  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup roughly chopped parsley (tightly packed)
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic

Instructions

Carrots:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200c. Peel the carrots and slice into 'fries' and place in a bowl. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Pour the olive oil over the carrots, and sprinkle the Za'atar and a little salt. Toss well.
  • Lay the carrots on the baking tray with gaps in between them. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes total. Make sure to flip half way.

Sauce:

  • Add all the ingredients into a blender. Mix until smooth. Add additional water to thin the sauce out if needed. Taste and season accordingly.

Notes

Za'atar Baked Carrots & Tahini Parsely Sauce Nutrition Label

Recommended for this Recipe:

Za’atar Seasoning – a fragrant and extremely versatile seasoning blend. Made from a combination of oregano, thyme, sumac, roasted sesame seeds and salt.

* If you live in Paphos or Limassol, Cyprus and don’t want to pay the delivery, we can arrange to meet and drop your order to you somewhere!

Other recipes to try:

Garlic Yoghurt Dip

Zucchini Halloumi Fritters

Mediterranean Potato Hash

Mediterranean Eggplant Rollatini

Baked Kofta with Cheese

Coconut Date Energy Bites

Grapefruit, Kale & Feta Salad

Coriander & Coconut Curry

Tahini & Date Fudge Squares

Strawberry Goat’s Cheese Salad

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