Za’atar is a spice blend used in Middle Eastern cooking consisting of sumac, thyme, white sesame seeds and salt. In this recipe it lends a slight lemony flavor to, and enhances the earthy scent of, some lovely sweet potatoes.
Sumac Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 30-35 minutes
- 3 lbs. sweet potatoes
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. za’atar
- 1 tsp. ground sumac
- Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment.
- Peel sweet potatoes and dice into 1″ cubes.
- Toss sweet potatoes with the olive oil and spices. Transfer to the prepared pan and spread into a single layer.
- Roast for 25-30 minutes, tossing the potatoes and redistributing into a single layer half way through cooking.