Grilled Vegetables with Za’atar Vinaigrette

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I mentioned recently that Zachary’s new favorite vegetable, until it inevitably got knocked out of contention, were broad/fava beans. Well, goodbye broad beans; zucchini with zaatar vinaigrette is in town.

Z has always liked zucchini/summer squash well enough. Like most vegetables he prefers it roasted or grilled. He won’t eat the version they have at school, and I think that’s because it may be steamed. So, it wasn’t surprising that he liked this version, but it *was* a bit surprising that he ate 4 servings of it, and only stopped because there was none left.

I added some lemon juice to the vinaigrette because I just feel like it goes so well with zaatar. The sumac will add some tartness already, but lemon vinaigrettes are the bee’s knees for me. This was a great side dish and a nice change of pace both from dressed salads and plain cooked vegetables. There is a good chance I will be dressing 90% of things with zaatar vinaigrette from now on.

Grilled Vegetables with Za’atar Vinaigrette

  • We’re going through a heavy zucchini phase right now too.

  • Where do you buy your zaatar?? I am having problems finding it!

  • I love za’atar and definitely don’t use it often enough. Sounds great in this vinaigrette and how awesome that it even won over Zachary!!