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Za’atar & Honey Brussels Sprouts

Za’atar and honey, no other words needed!

Mix the zestiness of za’atar and the organic sweetness of honey with a fresh batch of crunchy brussels sprouts and what do you get? A vegan dish with delicious Middle Eastern flavors and texture to die for.

Za’atar & Honey Brussels Sprouts

Israeli Za’atar’s one of my favorite spice mixtures and for good reason. It's a blend of so many different Middle-Eastern flavors, textures, and fragrances and I just can’t get enough. Za’atar’s got oregano, thyme, sesame seeds, all of the good stuff- and when you add it to other good stuff it makes them taste even better.

Now I know that most people probably wouldn’t consider brussels sprouts as good stuff and I bet some of you still have really bad childhood memories, but give it a chance! Cook it the right way and you’ll be a brussels sprouts convert. Add za’atar to bring out rich and fresh flavors and you’re locked in for life.

Za’atar & Honey Brussels Sprouts is a one-pan revelation. Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil, toss everything into the pan, drizzle out as much honey as you want, and you’re done!

Well, technically there’s still a couple more steps in between but I promise that this recipe’s as easy to make as I’m making it out to be.

Try out this easy vegan plant-based Za’atar & Honey Brussels Sprouts recipe and enjoy a dish with the perfect balance of flavors and the right amount of crunch. Perfect as a side dish or a filling snack!


Za'atar & Honey Brussels Sprouts

Author: Micah Siva

Serves 2-4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced

  • 500g (1lb) brussels sprouts, halved

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 tbsp za’atar

  • Pinch red chili flakes

  • 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion, brussels sprouts, garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Let cook, for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sprouts begin to char.

  3. Add the za’atar and chili flakes, stirring to coat. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables are done to your liking.

  4. Drizzle with honey.

  5. Enjoy!

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