Updated: Jun 1
Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice made from coriander, cumin, sumac and sesame seeds. It's aromatic and bursting with flavour, and perfect for adding to breads, potatoes and tofu. Today I decided to add some of this lemony, nutty spice to my potato wedges and serve them with a fresh lemon, sumac aioli!
Spice up your weekend with these tasty wedges!
Fun fact: I was first introduced to this spice at a friend's house where she offered me, Za'atar Man'ouche. A Lebanese flat bread that's pillowy soft and covered with the delicious, tangy, nutty flavours of the Za'atar. I was hooked! It was so delicious, I couldn't have enough!
After realizing how much I loved it, she bought me an entire bag of the spice! And since then I've made Za'atar spiced tofu, potatoes, eggplant and more!
Keep posted for more recipes.
Za'atar Spiced Potato Wedges
6 Red Potatoes or 4 Russet Potatoes
1/3 C Coconut oil @cgacaribbean
2 Tbl Fresh Parsley
1 Tbl Za'atar Spice or more to taste
2-3 Garlic cloves finely minced
1 tsp Sumac
1 tsp Salt or more to taste
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice- optional
Preheat oven to 390°F.
Add all ingredients except the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
Cut potatoes into wedges (you can leave the skin on) and place into a bowl. Fill with cold water. Let it sit for a few minutes then drain and rinse in cold water.
Using a towel, pat dry the potatoes (this helps them to crisp them up in the oven).
Pour marinade over the potaoes and toss to evenly coat.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a non stick baking mat and place the seasoned potato wedges onto the tray, but make sure not to over crowd them.
Pop in the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes, turning the wedges half way through the baking time. Bake until tender and golden brown.
Lemon Sumac Mayo
4 tbl Vegan Mayo @earthbalance
2 tsp Lemon Juice or more to taste
1/2 tsp Sumac
2 tsp Parsley
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Agave
Mix all ingredients together and serve with warm wedges.