Za'atar Spiced Rainbow Carrots

Gorgeous rainbow carrots are roasted oil-free and tossed with Middle Eastern Za'atar spices in this delicious, easy, and international recipe.  This fat-free side dish pairs well with Baked Falafel Cakes and Roasted Eggplant Baba Ghanouj.

EASY          Servings: 6       Ready In: 30 minutes

Zatar Spiced Rainbow Carrots - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Paleo, Vegan

Zatar Spiced Rainbow Carrots - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Paleo, Vegan


1 lb. rainbow carrots
2 tsp. Za'atar spices (or Middle Eastern spice blend)
1 lemon
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 450 F. 

To roast the carrots: Peel the carrots. 
Trim the tops and bottoms of the carrots. Halve lengthwise.
Place carrots in a large baking dish or pan. Add enough water just to cover the bottom of the pan, about 1/4-1/2 cup. 
Place in the 450F oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing a couple of times during the cooking. 
When carrots are tender enough to cut, they are done. 
Remove from the oven and toss with the Za'atar spices. 

Garnish carrots with fresh parsley and lemon halves and serve.

Chef's Tips: Green Za'atar is a Middle Eastern blend of spices including thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds.  You can make your own blend, find it in Middle Eastern markets, or order it online.  It adds great flavor to roasted vegetables, steamed rice, and cooked lentils.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1/6 recipe)

Calories 39.35
Calories From Fat (8%) 3.11
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.41g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.09g <1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54.39mg 2%
Potassium 276.18mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10.17g 3%
Fiber 3.28g 13%
Sugar 3.91g
Protein 1.12g 2%
Calcium 19.24mg 2%
Iron 26.68mg 148%
Vitamin A 12734.31IU 255%
Vitamin C 15.18mg 25%

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