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.
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
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
Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat.
Add the onion, brussels sprouts, garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Let cook, for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sprouts begin to char.
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.
Drizzle with honey.