Winter Recipe: Za'atar Roasted Veggies

Winter Recipe: Za'atar Roasted Veggies

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in warm, comforting dishes that nourish both body and soul. One of our favourite winter recipes at Kohkoz is Za'atar Roasted Veggies. This dish combines the earthy, aromatic flavours of za'atar with the natural sweetness of roasted winter vegetables, creating a hearty and delicious meal that's sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Let's dive into how you can make this simple yet flavourful dish at home.

What is Za'atar?
Za'atar is a traditional Middle Eastern spice blend. It has a unique, tangy flavour that pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. At Kohkoz, we use a special blend that captures the authentic taste of Lebanese cuisine.

- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into thick rounds
- 1 red capsicum, chopped
- 1 yellow capsicum, chopped
- 1 red onion, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of Kohkoz Za'atar spice blend
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Lemon wedges (optional, for serving)


1. Preheat Your Oven
Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

2. Prepare the Vegetables
In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato, carrots, capsicum, and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat the vegetables evenly.

3. Season with Za'atar
Sprinkle the Kohkoz Za'atar spice blend over the vegetables, making sure they are evenly coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Roast the Vegetables
Spread the seasoned vegetables in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelised. Stir halfway through to ensure even roasting.

5. Serve and Enjoy
Transfer the roasted veggies to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. This dish is perfect as a side for your favourite protein or as a standalone vegetarian meal.

Why We Love It
Za'atar Roasted Veggies are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. They can be served alongside a variety of main dishes or enjoyed on their own. The za'atar adds a unique flavour that makes this dish stand out, while the roasted vegetables bring a warmth that is perfect for cold winter days.

Tips for the Perfect Za'atar Roasted Veggies
- Cut Evenly: Make sure all your vegetables are cut to roughly the same size to ensure even cooking.
- Don't Overcrowd: Spread the veggies out on the baking sheet to allow for proper roasting. Overcrowding can lead to steaming instead of roasting.
- Mix it Up: Feel free to add other winter veggies you love, like Brussels sprouts.

This winter, warm up your kitchen and your belly with our Za'atar Roasted Veggies. With their rich, savoury flavour and wholesome ingredients, it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!