Roasted Potatoes with Zaatar Spice - Homemade

Zaatar is a herb used in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Zaatar is generally prepared using  dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, or some combinations of other spices too.  

For the marathon this week the theme is Condiment from Countries, wherein we have to choose condiments, sauces, spreads or seasonings - its week 3 - day 16.

Condiment - Zaatar
Country - Middle Eastern Countries


8 - 10 Baby Potatoes
1 Tablespoons Zaatar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Olive oil

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
For the Zaatar Spice

1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Thyme
1 Tablespoon Marjoram
1 Tablespoon Sumac
1 Tablespoon Cumin - coarsely ground


To make the Zaatar Spice

Mix all the ingredients and the spice it ready. Some even add sesame seeds, which I have  not add.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. 

Wash and scrub the skin of the potatoes well.  Chop the potatoes into halves and toss in a large bowl with the olive oil, salt and zaatar. Pour the potatoes along with the marinade onto a baking sheet. Roast for 35-40 minutes, stirring the potatoes with a fork after 20 minutes. Enjoy ....  
These are yummy and flavorful, can be served as starters too.

My Notes:
Make this spice and store it in the refrigerator for a year.

Labels :  Potato, Starters, Masalas ,Zaatar, Homemade, International Cuisine , Baked, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Bookmarking the zaatar recipe...the potatoes look tempting.

  2. I first used Zaatar spice last year when we did around the world and fell in love with the spice. I still have some zaatar spice in my pantry. Will add it to roasted potatoes next time.

  3. Would love to eat those flavorful potatoes.

  4. I am sure the Za'atar makes the potato very delish!..

  5. Roasted potatoes with zaatar.. wow. I wish I could grab some

  6. I want to have some roasted potatoes, can smell the flavor from here..

  7. I should have some z'atar in my pantry. I should try this sometime.

  8. What a flavorful and delicious spice mix. Your roasted potatoes look so inviting.

  9. That is one flavorful spice mix and those roasted potatoes are calling me.

  10. zaatar would add such great flavor to potatoes I am sure

  11. Coating of zatar on this dish looking great. I like to eat roasted potato's and coating of zatar makes this taste double.