Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

Eggplant is a great vegetable, to act as a vehicle for carrying flavor. This recipe uses the Middle Eastern | Mediterranean spice blend called Za’atar, to give the relatively bland eggplant a wonderful earthy, herb, and citrusy flavor.

There are several different types of eggplant available, whether buying from a Farmer’s Market or grocery store. Ranging from beautiful purple striped graffiti eggplant, Thai | Chinese | Japanese | Indian | Italian eggplant, to white eggplant, there are lots of different varieties of eggplant that will work for this recipe. Traditionally Italian eggplant is usually used. Learn more about the different varieties of eggplant here.

This recipe is a great addition to a vegetarian | vegan lifestyle. Za’atar Roasted Eggplant can accompany many other recipes, to make a delicious feast, sandwich, salad addition, or platter… Serve this recipe with Middle Eastern FalafelMiddle Eastern Cucumber SaladBeer Hummus, use as a main ingredient in a Shawarma wrapped with a Homemade Pita Beer Bread or Lavash bread, some  Roasted Asparagus, drizzled with a Harrisa or toss into a batch of Baba Ghanoush for extra texture and flavor!

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant Shawarma

 

Makes: about 3 cups of roasted eggplant

 

Jun 2013 | Issue #77

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
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Za’atar Roasted Eggplant is a delicious addition to a salad, used to make a sandwich (shawarma), added to pizza or a Middle Eastern | Mediterranean platter.
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 people 8 minute
Cook Time
30 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 people 8 minute
Cook Time
30 minute
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
Votes: 2
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant is a delicious addition to a salad, used to make a sandwich (shawarma), added to pizza or a Middle Eastern | Mediterranean platter.
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 people 8 minute
Cook Time
30 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 people 8 minute
Cook Time
30 minute
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Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F | 218°C.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the cubed eggplant (with or without the skin, depending on what you like) and sprinkle evenly with the olive oil, za’atar seasoning, salt, and smoked paprika. Toss to coat evenly and place onto a sheet tray. Arrange the eggplant into a single layer, with as much room between each cube as possible.
    Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
  • Place into the oven, on the bottom shelf. Roast the seasoned eggplant for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven, stir to ensure an even cooking | browning and place back into the oven for about 10 more minutes or until the eggplant is evenly browned. Remove from the oven, transfer to a bowl, and keep warm until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

More Middle Eastern Beer Cuisine Recipes:

Baba Ghanoush 200
Baba Ghanoush
Beer Hummus
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Chicken & Turkey Köfte with IPA
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Homemade Pita Beer Bread
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Homemade Za’atar
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Hoppy Tabbouleh
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Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad
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Middle Eastern Falafal
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Pomegranate Rose Stout Yogurt Sauce
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Tahini Orange Brown Ale Sauce
Tangerine IPA Yogurt Sauce
Turkish Lamb Köfte with Stout
Turkish Lamb Köfte with Stout
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

More Mediterranean Beer Cuisine Recipes:

Baba Ghanoush 200
Baba Ghanoush
Beer Hummus
Beer Hummus
Chicken & Turkey Köfte with IPA
Chicken & Turkey Köfte with IPA
Greek Salad Recipe
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Greek Yogurt Sauce for Gyro
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Homemade Gyro Meat
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Homemade Pita Beer Bread
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Hoppy Tabbouleh
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Mediterranean Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Mediterranean Style Yogurt Sauce for Lamb
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Middle Eastern Falafal
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The Ultimate Gyro Sandwich
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Toasted Israeli Cous Cous Salad with Spring Vegetables and IPA Dressing
Turkish Lamb Köfte with Stout
Turkish Lamb Köfte with Stout
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

Sean Paxton

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