These tumeric & za'atar roasted carrots are perfectly spiced and take less than ten minutes of prep work! I like to serve mine with roasted or grilled chicken, potatoes, and zhoug. The carrots themselves are not necessarily spicy, but sometimes I will add a little cayenne for a kick of heat. Lastly, this recipe makes about four smaller sides. If you are not serving a lot of other sides, double the recipe.
Parsley, feta, pumpkin seeds, roasted pistachios, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400* F. Trim the very tops off of the carrots. Peel, if desired. If you don't feel like peeling your carrots, scrub them well. Dry thoroughly, and spread evenly on a greased baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, za'atar, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and garlic. Drizzle over the carrots. Season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
Bake the carrots, checking for doneness at 30 minutes. They should be tender and starting to brown a bit along the edges. When cooked through, remove from oven. Garnish with feta, parsley, pumpkin seeds, and/or pistachios.
If you can't find za'atar, you can use a mix of thyme, sesame seeds, coriander, chili flakes, and/or sumac.