This Roasted Za’atar Potatoes Bacon & Green Beans will make a great addition to your dinner table.
Simple and deliciously yummy. It’s the perfect side to add to any meal or can be served as the main meal.
What Is Za’atar
The word za’atar (pronounced “zah-tahr”) translates in Arabic to mean “wild thyme.”
Za’atar is a traditional Middle Eastern aromatic spice mixture of za’atar herb, sumac and white sesame seeds.
The spice mix has an earthy, woodsy flavor.
The seasoning blend of za’atar can vary slightly from country to country across the Middle East.
Roasted Za’atar Potatoes Bacon & Green Beans
2 medium sized yellow potatoes, washed, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon za’atar
½ tablespoon olive oil
1/2 shallot, minced
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
6 strips thick cut smoked bacon, each strip sliced diagonally 4 times
Fry bacon pieces in a medium skillet over medium heat. Fry just until starting to crisp. Remove cooked bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, drain fat, place on a plate and set aside.
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Place them in a medium mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and za’atar to the potatoes and stir until all of the potatoes are coated with the mixture.
Empty the potatoes from the bowl onto a baking sheet, spreading them out evenly for better cooking. Place them in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
While the potatoes are cooking, take the mixing bowl (no need to wash it after the potatoes) and add the green beans. Add the olive oil, garlic, and salt, then stir them in until the beans are evenly coated.
Take the potatoes out of the oven and add the green beans on top of them. Spread the beans out as well, again for even cooking. Place the pan back into the oven and roast the potatoes and green beans for another 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and spoon potatoes and green beans into a serving bowl. Add cooked bacon pieces and mix in well.
Plate and serve as a main dish or side dish.
Harissa is another spice mix used in Middle Eastern cooking. Try this Middle Eastern inspired Honey Harissa Fried Chicken Fillets.
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