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Overhead shot of a plate of sumac yogurt topped with mixed roasted heirloom carrots, topped with parsley and carrot top leaves, sesame seeds and sumac with lemon wedges on a marble surface.

Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Who could resist these beautiful heirloom carrots. Take my advice and get these Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt on your table soon.


  • 1 large bunch (about 1lb) mixed heirloom carrots, sliced in half lengthwise if large
  • Za’atar spice blend, to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 cup whole fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed in press or finely grated on microplane
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp sumac, plus more for sprinkling
  • Kosher salt


  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Parsley leaves
  • Carrot top leaves
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


1.     Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 425°F.

2.     Roast carrots: Place carrots on a baking sheet. Season with za’atar and salt, to taste. Coat in oil. Roast on center rack of oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender and browned in spots, flipping halfway through.

3.     Mix yogurt: While carrots roast, prepare yogurt. In a bowl, mix together yogurt, oil, garlic, lemon, sumac and salt, to taste.

4.     Serve: Spread yogurt sauce on serving plate. Top with carrots. Drizzle over a few teaspoons of oil. Garnish with parsley and carrot top leaves, sesame seeds and a sprinkle of sumac. Serve with lemon. Enjoy.  

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, New American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of carrots and 1/4 cup yogurt
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: za'atar, carrots, roasted, sumac, yogurt