Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that includes sumac, sesame, and thyme. Despite its recent trendiness, this blend has been a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. This recipe also features a Greek yogurt Tahini sauce. Tahini is sesame paste and has a texture similar to peanut butter, but thinner. You can purchase it in the grocery aisle in a jar or a can. Often it is in the international section (Greek or Middle Eastern). Ocasionally it will be with the peanut butters.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Toss potatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, za’atar and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread potatoes out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven, and roast, stirring once or twice until browned and tender when pierced with a knife, 24 to 32 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, Greek yogurt, Tahini, lemon juice and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add enough water to thin to desired consistency.
- Transfer the potatoes to a large serving dish or platter. Drizzle tahini dressing over the potatoes and garnish with mint. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Katie Webster – Heathy Seasonal Recipes.