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Za’atar Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Hummus Bowl

Za’atar Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Hummus Bowl Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
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  • 3 to 4 lbs of root vegetables*
  • 1 onion 
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Za’atar spice mix (recipe below)
  • 2 cups hummus, warmed
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, etc.)
    * root vegetable options: carrots, potatoes, turnips, radishes, beets, etc.

Instructions for Adults 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Assist kids with safe knife handling and use of oven.

Instructions for Kids 

Cut root vegetables and onion into 1-inch chunks. Place them in a large bowl. Peel garlic cloves and add to chopped veggies. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and salt. Toss to coat. 

Pour veggies onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and stir. Return to oven for another 15-20 minutes or until veggies are becoming tender when pierced with a fork. 

While veggies are roasting, chop the fresh herbs and warm the hummus. 

Remove roasted veggies from the oven. Sprinkle with Za’atar spice mix and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. 

Spoon 1/2 cup of warm hummus into a serving bowl. Top with 1/2 cup of the roasted veggies. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs. Enjoy!


Za’atar Spice Mix

Yield: 1/4 cup


  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin 
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground sumac

Instructions for Kids

Place all of the ingredients in a small jar. Seal the lid onto the jar and shake the spices to combine.


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